axle help please!!!!!!!!

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by landcrusher909, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. landcrusher909

    landcrusher909 Hobbyist SILVER Star

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    71 fj-40 got the axle bearing out after beating , cutting and welding. whats the best way to get the new bearing back in and with what tool , what have u all made or bought to get this thing back in and also whats the best way to get a new race on the axle thanks we have 3 days until we leave for surf an turf and tuesday will be here before know it , thanks again
     
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    front or rear? i used a block of wood on the rear.

    or, put it in the freezer and tomorrow, it will fall into place.
     
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    dry ice works well also, half hour should do it nice.
     
  4. landcrusher909

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    its the rear bearing , so put the bearing in the freezer over night and it will slide right into the housing ????? sounds good thanks
     
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    To get a race on the axle you need to cool the axle and heat the race. To get a race into the housing, cool the race and heat the housing. The thing to remember is cold contracts (or makes things smaller) and heat expands (or makes things larger).
     
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    will this work for the axle seal too? the freezer part?
     
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    I would not waste the time with it.......just tap the dang thing home and be done with it....
     
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