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Bearing Press????

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Burt4x4, Jan 2, 2001.

  1. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Can anyone recomend the type of bearing press I would need to use on a differential bearings??
    If i'm thinking correctly then the style needed looks like one of thoes stand up deals with a bottle jack mounted to it?? Is it??
    If so does anyone make a 'bench top' style press that would work for diff bearings and ball joiints???
    Thanks

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  2. Channing74

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    We have the stand alone type at the shop and it works pretty good ...... if you know somebody good at fabbing you can make one fairly cheap.....

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    I used a 120$ 12 ton version from Harbour Freight. I needed to get a bigger set of arbor plates than what came with it- they were too cheesy. If you can swing the money, Grainger sells a sweet 16 ton Dayton. Forget the bench top ones with the linear gear- not powerful enough. My .02....

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  4. k5king

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    i would say get the one from harbor freight... iwas going to get one a while back but funds got low,,gonna get more soon!! i bought some other stuff from them and was pretty happy with it..it's not the biggest or the baddest but for us lamen,homeowners it's pretty good to start out with..:)

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  5. Burt4x4

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    Ya thats what I was thinking!
    So what do the plates do?? I assume it's for between your work and the press plate???
    Any more thoughts on the style to get or specialty pieces that will make the job smoother???

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    That's right, the plates support whatever it is you are pushing on. If they aren't set right on the press, and you start crankin....KA..POW...Watch out for flying parts[​IMG]. You will need to pick up a big bearing splitter as well for the pinion work.

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