Throwout bearing removal?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by DenverCruiser, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. DenverCruiser

    DenverCruiser

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    I am having a difficult time removing the bearing from the bearing hub. I have just tried prying it off with a screwdriver. Any better ideas?
     
  2. Gus

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    I used a vise, letting the lip of the old bearing rest on top of the vise and the bearing hub hang down between the jaws. I then used a hammer and a drift to tap around the edge of the bearing hub. To install the new throwout bearing in placed it on the work bench and tapped (using a soft mallet) the bearing hub into the new throwout bearing, this worked fine for me.
     
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    Screwdrivers don't usually work too well on pressed on parts ;) . You could use a press in addition to Gus' tips.
     
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    Might sound stupid but I got it off with ease this last Saturday. Simply held onto the top of the hub with the bearing hanging below. Simply use a small hammer and tap around in circles. You don't have to hit hard (making it easy to hold the hub and not hit your fingers). Popped off in about 2 minutes.
     
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    Wow, that was easy. I was overthinking this.

    Thanks Gus!
     
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