Ok, now what?

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I got the cir clip off, but the upper bracket/ignition switch won't budge. What's the trick to get this bugger off?

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Does the ignition core need to be pulled to release a locking mechanism? Or should I just wack it from behind with the rubber mallet?
 
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Ok, so this is how she's going to sleep in the driveway tonight. I can't get that bearing to budge. If anyone has some useful insight it would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Mine was a mixture of a pipe and a dremel. I beat the $hit out of my bearing and it wouldn't budge. I heated it, lubed it... Finally gave in and hit up the pluimbing aisle of Lowe's and got the right diamter pipe to beat it out...

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IIRC i used the steering column tube to slam into the ignition to get that bearing out. probably wasn't the best way but it worked.
 
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Ok there is a ring clip on the other side of the bearing so it looks like you have to pull the bearing to get to the second one. I am looking at the Haynes manual.
I would disconnect the rag joint and see what play you can get. Perhaps if you push up on the shaft the retainer will push out the bearing. Maybe use a pair of vise grips and a hammer.
The bearing should be in there tight but not BFH tight.

I hope you figure this out because I have to do it soon.
 
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Drip some macine oil between the shaft and the bearing and bang on it a few times with a rubber mallet, it will loosen things up and the whole unit will slide off. This worked for me.
 
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Drip some macine oil between the shaft and the bearing and bang on it a few times with a rubber mallet, it will loosen things up and the whole unit will slide off. This worked for me.

Wish that would have worked for me... I googled "remove stuck bearing" and tried every trick I could find, until I just said "screw it" and went medieval on it :hillbilly:

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Ok, this one turned out to be one of those classic "right tool for the job" moments.

Bearing was off in less than 10 seconds.
8" gear puller from Harbor Freight : $20
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