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Old 12-10-2003, 06:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How to remove 14 bolt hub inner bearings

Exactly what the title says, I have the hubs off to remove the bearings, but on the inside of the hub there is a cap/seal like thing that needs to be removed to get the inner, than snap clip and outer bearings out. I can not figure out how to get it off. Anyone?
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Old 12-10-2003, 07:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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there is more than one way to skin this cat. you can use a nice solid piece of wood and a 2 pound sledge.(place wood through outer side of the hub-[ Im going to assume that you are talking about the wheel bearings inside the drum hub assy ]- through the bearings and pound the crap out of the seal. If you are replacing the bearings you can use the wood against them-same results. Or on the inner side (where the seal is) stick the axle shaft through the center of the seal and use it as a pry bar or use a pry bar if you have one. Be careful of your splines if you use the axle shaft. Hope that helps. Should--- if we are thinking of the same seal.
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Thanks alot, I was able to get the seal off and the inner bearing out. Now I also removed the snap ring and the outer bearings are not comming out? Should I pound them out or is there something else I need to do?
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Old 12-10-2003, 07:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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tried to send pm. isnt wurkin. ill try again
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Old 12-10-2003, 07:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I tapped mine out with a long brass drift and a hammer... Came right out.
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Old 12-10-2003, 10:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I tapped mine out with a long brass drift and a hammer... Came right out.
where did you hit them from? It seems like there is a metal rim like thing holding them in. I can twist em around and all, but i tapped pretty hard on the metal rim and it didnt budge. I already took out the snap ring, the metal ridge im talking about is right after that.
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Old 12-11-2003, 12:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't remember a ridge... I just took the snap ring out, turned them over, and pounded on the edge of the race until it was out. I'll take pics tomorrow if you still can't get them out.
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I bet the metal thing he is talking about is the race. I just did this recently too and there should be like half holes around the inner part of the hub. I used a punch in those wholes to pound the race out. It doesn't seem like it will move but it will, just get a BFH. Hope this helps out.
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Old 12-12-2003, 04:27 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I just picked up some more hubs for a project that I'm doing one has the flat edge of the race so that the front bearing by the axle flange goes in from the rear the other has the bearing in first then the race. Which way is right?
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On my hubs, coming in from the back the outer bearing goes in, then the race.
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Old 12-12-2003, 06:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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to remove inner bearing and seal

when you remove the outer bearing thread the spindle nut back on a few threads
then grab the drum and pull towards you sharply
this will act much like a slide hammer and will leave the bearing and seal undameaged on the spindle while the drum and hub will be in your hands
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Old 12-12-2003, 09:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thats a good idea. Mine are allready out, and it was the race that I was talking about, it just needed some coaxing to come out. Now im onto cleaning the rust off the hubs, cleaning out the bearings, painting the hubs and putting new seals in.
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Old 12-13-2003, 08:16 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I just did that to mine, replaced the bearings, race, and seal. Also painted them, they turned out great. What paint are you using?
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Old 12-13-2003, 02:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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por15, i hear its really good, holds up well.
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