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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-30-2000, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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carrier bearing removal

i really wish I had a press!

I used a chisel to break the cage, and then liberated the rollers and cage, then ground a flat spot on the inner surface until I ground all the way thru and at that point I was able to beat them off with a small hammer and a punch.

that was a fun hour, I thik Ill buy a press before I tackel the rear carrier.
and now IM left without an old bearing to test fit!

if anyone has done gear setups on Dana 44s, and AMC20s "backyard" style Id LOVE to hear about it!

I just have to do it myself, I cant stand to trust OR pay someone else. I just need a little guidance/benntheredonethat type stuff.

thank you!


"I cant wait on a compromise, Id rather loose on my own."

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Re: carrier bearing removal

i've used a standard bearing splitter along with a regular 2 jaw gear puller (and some TAPPING with a hammer to get carrier bearings off, (it does mess up the shims alittle) you might be able to see them is this picture off my web page

1st i get the splittler were i want and kind of tight, then tighten up the puller alittle, then hammer(tap) the splitter together (also tightening the 2 bolts) re-tighten the puller, hammer(and tighten) the splitter alittle, etc....

i did a page about a detroit locker install in a 1-car garage at

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