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Bearing retainer(again)

I have to change a real axle bearing and was wondering do you guys change the retainer even if has no scoring on it? I can press it off with the bearing right. I see in tech articles they grind and cut, why? no press?

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I have seen guys re-use those bearing retainers before, and I must admit that I do not personally know of a failure as a result of doing this, but I wouldn't recommend it. Once the retainer is pressed on, it will stretch some and will not fit as tight as it should if used again. The new bearing should come with a new retainer anyway. People cut/grind the old ones off because they also cut the old bearing off, then use a piece of pipe or something similar to install the new assembly (I.E., they do not have access to a bearing press)


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Re: Bearing retainer(again)


Bob said change it. It comes with the bearing.

Also change the oil seals.

While the axles are out. Rethink the set-up. Do you have the parts to do the weld-on disk conversion?

Or at minimum, go for the SJ410 backing plate conversion. We have a set of the backing plates if you can't get them up there. Wanna trade sumthin?

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