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Removing Rear Wheel Bearings

Discussion in 'Technical Help' started by Joeross9, Sep 14, 2018.

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  1. Joeross9

    Joeross9 Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2018
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    Hello. I’m trying to remove rear wheel bearings to replace them. Have a slide hammer bearing puller, but they won’t budge. Any suggestions? Would a heat gun applied to hub around bearing help? This is a 2009 T100.
     
  2. Callumity

    Callumity Elite Member

    Feb 25, 2017
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    Tap them out from the other side. It’s a 2lb lump hammer and heavy engineering screwdriver or long socket extension sort of job. Tap at 12, 6 then 3,9 til you have the outer shell out.
    Clean the hub, light smear of grease and tap the new one in using the largest socket you have but better still a hydraulic press at your local auto shop. Brutal out, delicate in!
     
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  3. Joeross9

    Joeross9 Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2018
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    Thanks!! Got them out. Mostly in one piece :)
     
  4. Hack Driver

    Hack Driver Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2017
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    One more hint to make the install of the 'races' easier is to put the new ones in freezer for a while to get them to shrink as much as possible. I 'second' going to someone with a press and the right tools to insert the new races. It doesn't take much to slip and mess them up, and it shouldn't cost much.
     
  5. Hack Driver

    Hack Driver Well-Known Member

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    Of course, I was thinking of two part bearings and not what you probably have on your rear wheel. Still freezing the complete bearing should cause it to shrink a little.
     
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  6. Joeross9

    Joeross9 Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2018
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    Thanks! Good idea.
     
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