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14B FF bearing ???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Rob 85K5, Oct 19, 2002.

  1. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    When installing bearings, the outer goes in from the inside with the larger diameter side first, then the race and then the retaining ring?
    Is this correct?
     
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    Going from memory and only done it once, I think its race, bearing (large side out) then clip.
     
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    pi is right, the races go in the hub on both sides.
     
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    You are correct. The bearing goes in first with the large side facing the outside, then drive the race into the hub and then install the clip. Do not forget to drive the race back against the clip after you have installed everything. Failure to do so will result in a ruined bearing, hub, and possibly the spindle.
     
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    how do you get the bearings out of the hub?mine are too big to come out of the hole on the front side bearing.facing the outside of the hub.
     
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    once you have the hub off the truck turn it over and remove the seal and inner bearing. Once those are out of the way you will see a clip down inside the hub. You must first tap the race away from the clip so that you may remove the clip. Once the clip is removed you can now remove the outer bearing and race from the inside of the hub.
     
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    so when you take out the rear bearing there is a way to pull the front bearing through the rear of the hub?just need a little more clarification.thanks
     
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    Yes, that is correct. You will remove the inner bearing first, then the outer brearing through where the inner bearing was.
     
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    kewl thanx man
     
  10. Rob 85K5

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    OK, both ways cannot be correct.
    Anyone else have a say???????
     
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    4x4HIGH is correct. Everything goes in from the inboard opening. The outer bearing first with the taper pointing inward, then the race and then the lock ring. The outer bearing and seal install normally.

    The outer bearing is assembled this way to help the hub resist coming of in the event of bearing failure.
     
  12. Rob 85K5

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    Thanks John, that's what I thought but wanted to make sure.
    That will teach me to let something lay around after tearing it apart and forget how it goes back together
     
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    Oh yeah I forgot the WHOLE thing comes out from the inner side of the hub. Hey I said it was from memory and I had only had it apart once. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif It was more of a bump since it had sat all nite w/ no posts, and I was hoping I was corect. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    so that is completely different then a typical Dana FF?
     
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    Yeah, it's different than a Dana. It's a real PITA to take apart; big strong lock ring that's moderately hard to get to, got to knock the race out and THEN you can get the bearing out. Once upon a time when I worked at a regular parts house, depending on who was working, we either wouldn't turn 14 bolt drum/hub assemblies or charge a good bit more for the labor to take it apart just to turn the drums.
     
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    There is no need to take the outer bearing out to machine the drums. All you need to do is set up on the inner part of the hub that is machined on the outside and the inner race on the inside. I do these all day long at work.
     

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