How to remove Dana 60 front spindle bearing??? - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > General Tech > General 4x4 Discussion
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-10-2004, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
Rock God
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Member # 278
Location: Hanging in hangtown
Posts: 2,456
How to remove Dana 60 front spindle bearing???

I'm at a loss here and replacing the bearings is the last thing I need to do before I get back to a rolling chassis.

Anyways, on a Dana 60 front, there is a bearing inside the spindle that the outer stub shaft rides on.

How the hell do I remove these? I tried a pilot bearing puller with no luck. I didn't see a way to get a tool through the outside of the spindle to pound on the bearing.

Anyone?
Lil'John is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2004, 02:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
Rock God
 
nvrenuf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Member # 10903
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Posts: 1,668
Get a big, long flat screwdriver, heat and bend the last inch or two to a 45* angle. Go in from the outboard end of the spindle, catch the inner side of the bearing race and knock it out.

Edit: Lisle does make a tool (that Snap On also carries) but it's hard to find since it's not popular.
__________________
John

'91 K5 454, 4spd, Doubler, J76/70HD, 5.86's & 43's
Build Pics & Build Thread


happy..happy..happy....
nvrenuf is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 12-10-2004, 03:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Member # 26680
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 141
Send a message via ICQ to elacruze Send a message via AIM to elacruze Send a message via Yahoo to elacruze
I have this particular tool-

http://www.drivewerks.com/catalog/sh...AT585_pg43.htm

Money well spent.
It has a reversible two-hook puller, with a locking ring to hold the jaws in place. My bearings were out no kidding in less than 30 seconds each. It took longer to carry them to the vice than to get the bearings out.
Be certain that you have the correct installation depth-IIRC it's -.100". Check your manual.
__________________
'85 K3500 6.2diesel th400/203/205 d60 14b locked 4.10s 305/85-16 Coyotes hyd Koenig winch

One ton or none!

http://www.4x4support.com/
elacruze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2004, 03:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
Zeus of the Sluice
 
TexasBlake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Member # 9722
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 3,583
cut the outer race in half with an air hammer.



That's the most PITA bearing/seal I've ever encountered.

Last edited by TexasBlake; 12-10-2004 at 03:29 PM.
TexasBlake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2004, 03:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
Pirate is KING!
 
RedBullJeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Member # 12217
Location: San Diego Area
Posts: 13,849
I use a dremel...I need a tool though as this is a bitch.
RedBullJeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2004, 08:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
Rock God
 
2stroke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Member # 8981
Posts: 2,258
here is how i did my 44. same concept.snapon pilot bearing puller
Attached Images
 

Last edited by 2stroke; 12-10-2004 at 08:12 PM.
2stroke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2004, 08:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Member # 36156
Posts: 97
Take a carbide bur on a die grinder and cut the lip of the outer race down.(or break it with a chisel)Then thin the wall of the bearing and use a small chisel to break or crack it.Done many that way.My.02
Les H. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2004, 08:51 AM   #8 (permalink)
Zeus of the Sluice
 
GearMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Member # 187
Location: citrus heights
Posts: 2,775
1 hammer 1 mushroomed punch and 4 strokes and your on to the next one.You should have brought those down when you picked up axle and I could have done it for ya.
__________________


GearMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2004, 09:08 AM   #9 (permalink)
Rock God
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Member # 278
Location: Hanging in hangtown
Posts: 2,456
Quote:
Originally Posted by GearMan
1 hammer 1 mushroomed punch and 4 strokes and your on to the next one.You should have brought those down when you picked up axle and I could have done it for ya.
I didn't think they'd be this big of a pain in the ass. Otherwise I would have brought them.

Finally got them out doing something like you do

Thanks again for the great deal and good work.
Lil'John is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2004, 09:09 AM   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Keith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Member # 52
Location: Janesville, CA
Posts: 6,088
Quote:
Originally Posted by GearMan
1 hammer 1 mushroomed punch and 4 strokes and your on to the next one.You should have brought those down when you picked up axle and I could have done it for ya.
Works for me, maybe three hits.
__________________
Rockzombie Smurf
Keith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2004, 09:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Member # 27868
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 639
Send a message via AIM to cj8rckcrlr
what i did was weld 2 half in beads on the inside, and that game me something for the punch to hit on....then i just hammered them out...plus the heat helps free them up....
__________________
James Vest
cj8rckcrlr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2004, 10:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Member # 3432
Location: Los Gatos, CA USA
Posts: 580
Send a message via AIM to TJpwr
Quote:
Originally Posted by nvrenuf
Get a big, long flat screwdriver, heat and bend the last inch or two to a 45* angle. Go in from the outboard end of the spindle, catch the inner side of the bearing race and knock it out.

Edit: Lisle does make a tool (that Snap On also carries) but it's hard to find since it's not popular.
Other wise know as a prybar. This is what I do on 44/30 spindles. Is there something different about a 60 spindle in reguards to this?
HTH

Phil
__________________
"How's the view from sugar heaven bitch?!" Quote from where?
TJpwr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2005, 11:40 AM   #13 (permalink)
Rock God
 
Kaiser5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Member # 26472
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 1,420
Referred to this thread when I was getting ready to go through my Chevy 60.
I bought a three-jawed bearing puller from Harbor Freight for $15.00 and it worked great.
Bearing had been in there a long time. I at first tried getting it with a bent screwdriver, mushroomed punch, etc but couldn't quite get the angle right to get a good hit.

Mike
Attached Images
   
Kaiser5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2005, 02:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Devil Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Member # 11922
Location: Wildomar, CA
Posts: 1,604
Send a message via MSN to Devil Dog Send a message via Skype™ to Devil Dog
i took some steel stock.. and cut out the bottom... like an upside down L... and beat it out with a hammer...
__________________
[COLOR="DarkGreen"][B]Front Toward Enemy[/B][/COLOR]

'09, '11, '13 and 2014 King of the Hammers

[B][I]BUCK[/I] Wild Racing[/B]
Team 911

[B]Degenerate[/B]
Team 488

[B]O.G. "Wreckin' Crew"[/B]

Last edited by Devil Dog; 01-11-2005 at 02:23 PM.
Devil Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2005, 11:11 AM   #15 (permalink)
Registered User
 
4wDakota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member # 20469
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 215
So now that they are out whats the proper way to install them

Where are ya'll getting replacement bearings from?
__________________
90 K5: TBI 350/700R4/241/D60/14B/6" lift/36" Iroks/........
07 FJ Cruiser TRD SE 6 speed
4wDakota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2005, 11:18 AM   #16 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Madzooki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Member # 13569
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Posts: 824
Send a message via AIM to Madzooki Send a message via Yahoo to Madzooki
You can get them local from most any auto supplier. They are referred to in the books as ag kits. They come with the spindle seal, the bearing and another little seal. I dont recall the part number offhand, but I think it is a SBK3 in BCA. We stock them at the Carquest that I work at.

Paul
__________________
"If it doesn't fit, get a bigger hammer"
Madzooki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2005, 11:22 AM   #17 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Member # 25770
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 187
Napa's got them. Any bearing supplier should have them as well. Part numbers are in 16ths by i.d., o.d. and length. Like this XX 121616. The XX represents the cage (race) style. It's likely to be an IR.
12= 3/4" 16= 1" etc...
__________________
Safety Yellow & Handicap Blue CJ with 5.3 Vortec/400/Atlas/Tons/Roks/Locks and Airshocks.
Toss me one of them Skullbusta's!
RedRooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2005, 05:40 PM   #18 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Member # 26680
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 141
Send a message via ICQ to elacruze Send a message via AIM to elacruze Send a message via Yahoo to elacruze
The proper way is to use a properly sized bearing driver made of soft material like brass or aluminum. If you're creative you can use a nice piece of hardwood made on your neighbor's wood lathe.
Or like me, you can tap it in carefully with a brass hammer and soft drift. Be sure you check the depth specification before you get in too deep.
__________________
'85 K3500 6.2diesel th400/203/205 d60 14b locked 4.10s 305/85-16 Coyotes hyd Koenig winch

One ton or none!

http://www.4x4support.com/
elacruze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2005, 05:47 PM   #19 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Member # 13786
Location: moved 7 miles to colfax, ca.
Posts: 4,293
Quote:
Originally Posted by nvrenuf
Get a big, long flat screwdriver, heat and bend the last inch or two to a 45* angle. Go in from the outboard end of the spindle, catch the inner side of the bearing race and knock it out.

Edit: Lisle does make a tool (that Snap On also carries) but it's hard to find since it's not popular.
I've pretty much done the same thing for the last 20 years, ONLY, I use a different tool [if any body can remember split rims] Snap-on tool for removing the lock ring. Has the bend on the end you describe making out of the screw driver. Since I don't do splits any more, I had to use the tool somehow.
KWTMECH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2006, 05:05 PM   #20 (permalink)
Moderator
 
geberhard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Member # 5861
Location: California
Posts: 8,302
BTT,

Good info here as I am going through this pain. Another thing to add, what is the part number for a speedys sleeve for a D60 spindle (i.e. Ford)?

Thanks!

Gui
geberhard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2006, 05:49 PM   #21 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Member # 66858
Location: Hudson, NH
Posts: 372
Use a sharp shisel or punch and blow a hole in one end, then remove the rollers through the hole. Next weld a bead on the inside of the bearing case, it will ussually fall right out. Maybe takes about 5 minutes each.
__________________
Member
Deep Woods Extreme 4X4 Club Of Southern NH.

Last edited by LASER; 06-18-2006 at 05:51 PM.
LASER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2006, 08:46 AM   #22 (permalink)
Registered User
 
85f150dsel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Member # 43079
Location: The Mitten...bible thumping heartland
Posts: 1,087
Quote:
Originally Posted by cj8rckcrlr
what i did was weld 2 half in beads on the inside, and that game me something for the punch to hit on....then i just hammered them out...plus the heat helps free them up....
i weld a solid bead, let it cool and it falls out on its own. When the bead cools it pulls the metal race together. Make sure you knock out all the needles as it works better
85f150dsel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2006, 09:09 AM   #23 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Member # 27316
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 881
I used a cut off wheel on a dremel. Not too bad. I bought new bearing and seal kits from here:

http://partsmikeparts.com/d60_axle_seal_kit.htm
__________________
85/90 Ford cab truck, 302 HO, C6, Atlas 4spd, D60HP, 14 bolt, lincoln front, detroit rear, 4.88's, 42 TSL's
87 Samurai, modified
[QUOTE=60seriesguy]*For the most part*, East Coast wheelers seem to share the mentality that unless the truck looks like Godzilla ate it and then shit it, then it's not hardcore.[/QUOTE]
DRKelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 09:06 PM   #24 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Member # 41438
Posts: 85
I know this thread is ancient, but I didn't see slide hammer listed. Harbor Freight blind hole puller or some-such (slide hammer). Worked like a charm, though the biggest adapter in the kit is barely big enough.

Can anyone tell me the proper depth for the new bearing?
Mastiff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 09:55 PM   #25 (permalink)
Pirate4x4 Addict!
 
Beat95YJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Member # 22176
Location: Redondo Beach
Posts: 10,260
Dremel and a punch.
__________________
I can break a steel ball in a rubber room!

Quote:
Originally Posted by DirtyComanche View Post
If you can make wine in a toilet, you can make wine in Texas.
Beat95YJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.