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Re: Rear Axle Bearing Removal
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do I need to destroy the retaining ring/bearings to get them off? The bearings seem OK so I want to reinstall them.
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Crow is right. Its unlikely the bearings will survive. It's definit the retainers wil not. The retainers are a
one use iten intended to be a press fit. once pressed the are streched out and wil not properly retain the
axle in place. You don't want an axle comming out of the housing on the road, it would be ugly.
If you knew the berings were new or near new, AND you can get them pressed off carfully, AND you can
buy the retainers separately. you might re-use just the bearings. But as said, it's probably not worth the
effort nor the loss of peace of mind.