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Any homebrew ways to get bearings off a carrier

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 8_YOUR_H2, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    I don't have a bearing separator set nor do I want to buy a set (and no parts store near me rents them...I give up!)since I will never use them again. Are there any home brew ways to get the bearing off the carrier with out totally destroying everything? I would like to keep the shims intact for the new locker I am installing and sell the old LSD.
     
  2. boz42

    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    if u are not worried about saving the bearing, u can knock the ring & rollers off. then take a cutoff wheel & score the race on both sides. then take a BFH & a chiesel & hit it in the score & it will split, then u can pull it off by hand or it will break in 2 & fall off.

    the deeper u score it the easier it will break.

    p.s. wear saftey glasses. at least when u hit it, races are very hard & will chip.
     
  3. pauly383

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    What about an air chisel behind it ? Seen it done that way before .
     
  4. 1977k5

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    I cut them with a cutoff wheel then once the bearing material is really thin I either press them off or hammer them off. Just be really careful not to cut the carrier (it won't ruin it, but it will increase the chances that a bearing will spin on that journal).
     

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