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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-18-2005, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Wheel bearing help, please

I got my rear wheel bearings (Timken set9) yesterday and by the way it looks I have to take off the bearing outer race to make it fit. Is that right? How do I do it?
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Re: Wheel bearing help, please

take off the bearing outer race to make it fit what? over the shaft? in the housing? What axle is this?
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Re: Wheel bearing help, please

Sorry about the lack of description my fingers are frozen from working outside. 89 YJ rear axles. The bearing does not fit into the housing as the housing is tapered and the bearing has flat sides.
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Re: Wheel bearing help, please

It seems the outer race is still in the axle housing,

Yes this needs to be removed and the new race installed in the housing.

The best way to remove them is with a race removing tool.
Looks something like a slide hammer with a small hook on the end to reach behind the race. You may be able to rent one from a parts house.
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Re: Wheel bearing help, please

I was wondering if part of it was still in there cuz I have never had to tear apart a new bearing yet. The bearing is pressed on the shaft but it should just slide into housing afterI clean up the rust on the old one?
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