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Old 11-21-2018, 02:47 PM
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1) What is the best way to remove the rear axle bearings? Mine are beat and the inside lip does not appear to be large enough to grab with a bearing removal tool.

2) Are factory bearings unsealed? Current bearings in it are sealed. How can these possible get greased by way of the grease fitting on the carrier? I just took the seals off and filled the carrier up with grease as an experiment. All that happened is the bearings became super tight and a very tiny bit seeped through the bearing seal.

I have read people have overfilled the carrier and had grease on the brakes. How?
 
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Old 11-21-2018, 03:08 PM
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If you can not get a puller behind the race, you might need to cut and break the race. The race is very hard and brittle steel.

One of the ways I do that is to use a die grinder to cut a groove in it, then whack the groove with a cold chisel. Depending on the situation, you may also want to try a propane torch to loosen it up.

Post a photo to show what you are trying to do.
 
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Old 11-21-2018, 03:56 PM
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1) What is the best way to remove the rear axle bearings? Mine are beat and the inside lip does not appear to be large enough to grab with a bearing removal tool.

2) Are factory bearings unsealed? Current bearings in it are sealed. How can these possible get greased by way of the grease fitting on the carrier? I just took the seals off and filled the carrier up with grease as an experiment. All that happened is the bearings became super tight and a very tiny bit seeped through the bearing seal.

I have read people have overfilled the carrier and had grease on the brakes. How?
 
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:34 AM
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I use heat. Get the carrier hot enough and the bearing should fall out.. Same with installing the new bearing. Once the bearing is in place, douse it with a lil water.
 
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Thanks. Just did that this morning. They literally slid right in.

Are factory bearings unsealed?
 
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Old 11-22-2018, 10:47 AM
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Hmm, not sure. I may have a set to look at.
 
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