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14bff bearings

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by scrappyk5, May 16, 2006.

  1. scrappyk5

    scrappyk5 1/2 ton status

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    i am getting my 14bff ready to instal and i want to pack the hub bearings.
    i got the seal off and the large bearing out to pack , but i cannot figure out how to get the smaller bearing out. the one closest to the end.
    anyone ?
    its a 14bff from a 1978 3/4ton
     
  2. YZEATER

    YZEATER 1/2 ton status

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    pretty sure there is a clip inside the hub that comes out of the backside.
     
  3. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    The small bearing goes in, then it's followed by a heavy duty snapring. You must undo/remove the snapring first before you can get the bearing out. I've found that a good set of needle nose plyers can be used to get the snapring out.
     
  4. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    you dont need to pack those bearings. Just squirt them with 90w.
     
  5. scrappyk5

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    are you serious :confused:
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Very serious, these bearings receive their lube from the differential gear oil. Just drop some 90w gear oil on them so they aren't dry and you're good to go.
     
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    Yep, 14ff bearings get an oil bath. No packing needed.
     
  8. MattK

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    kinda surprised these replies didn't come sooner. you'll find out exactly how they stay lubricated when you go to fill the 14. it takes a minute.
     
  9. scrappyk5

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    cool , i am glad you guys told me. :bow:

    i am getting closer and closer :D
     

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