1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Throwout bearing removal?

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

  1. DenverCruiser

    DenverCruiser

    Messages:
    578
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Location:
    Woodstock, GA
    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

    Gus SILVER Star

    Messages:
    1,199
    Media:
    14
    Albums:
    3
    Likes Received:
    159
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2003
    Location:
    Ridgway, CO
    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.
     
  3. HawkDriver

    HawkDriver

    Messages:
    3,219
    Media:
    64
    Albums:
    5
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2002
    Location:
    No. Ogden, Utah
    Screwdrivers don't usually work too well on pressed on parts ;) . You could use a press in addition to Gus' tips.
     
  4. DenverCruiser

    DenverCruiser

    Messages:
    578
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Location:
    Woodstock, GA
    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.
     
  5. KY Longhunter

    KY Longhunter

    Messages:
    3,180
    Media:
    1
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    323
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Location:
    Bowling Green, KY
    Wow, that was easy. I was overthinking this.

    Thanks Gus!