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Replacing Wheel Bearings

Looking for some basic destructions on replacing the wheel bearings on my D20.. I was reading up a little, and was wondering if the races have to be pressed in, or is this something you can remove, and replace without a press?

Anything else tricky I should know about before going at it?

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Re: Replacing Wheel Bearings

D20 doesn't have wheel bearings. Are you asking about an AMC20?
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Re: Replacing Wheel Bearings

Should be AMC20 rear.

The bearings are not a problem, outer race just slips into the axle tube and the inner race is not a tight press.

The problem will be the hubs, they broached onto a tapered spline of the axles (with a key) during assembly. Unless damaged they will not come off without a good hub puller or a large press. Some people will tell you that unless you put on new hubs it will never be as strong as it was from the factory (questionable at best).

My opinion: By the time you add up the cost of new bearings and hubs you are over half way to paying for a one piece axle kit. I have Superior kits in two CJ's, went in easy and work fine so far. Moser and others would likely be the same.

Unfortunately you have to get the hubs off either way because you will want the brake backing plates unless you have plans to change brake systems while you are at it.

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Re: Replacing Wheel Bearings

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huh? Uh, Ya it is... it's pressed on the axle shaft. Only way I was able to get my backing plates off my two piece axles was to torch the bearing off the axle shaft or press the hub off the shaft.

But I do agee on tossing the 2 pieces if you're gonna go thru all that trouble. they aren't worth the money of the effort.
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Re: Replacing Wheel Bearings

The inner race comes off the axle after the hub is off, in the same direction. While getting the hub off the axle is a trip that inner race can't be that much of a problem, or was it?

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Re: Replacing Wheel Bearings

I appoligize, what I meant was the front Dana 30... At least now I know if I ever have to go at AMC 20..

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Re: Replacing Wheel Bearings

OK, it's the D20+10 Front Axle!

That's not bad at all, only special tools I can think of to suggest would be a spindle nut socket and an internal bearing puller to remove the needle bearing inside the spindle.

The wheel bearings are toast or you just want to get the grit out and repack everything? For the most part the bearings can be reused unless they are pitted or smoked.. But while you have it apart there are some other low cost bits that should be replaced.

Whatever you do get new wheel bearing seals and clean/repack the bearings……..

Can continue…. Just not tonight….

Here's something to read on the subject:

Dana Axle Front Wheel Bearing Service

Have fun!
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