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help with axle bearing

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1st timer, Feb 5, 2001.

  1. 1st timer

    1st timer Registered Member

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    i'm trying to take out the bearing that is on the outer edge of the axle most of it aready came out but the outer ring of the bearing is still stuck in there i actually got my 4 wheeler and hook up the winch to it and can actually move the truck to the side (knoct it off the stands and all) but it won't even move a milliliter does anyone have any idea THANKS.
     
  2. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Assumin gyou are dealing with a 1/2 ton axle? I went to a local auto parts store and rented a 3 jaw slide hammer..with the "teeth" facing outward, so that it would grab the bearing race. The slidehammer worked very well...maybe in a pinch you could get a chisel in there, but I'd be careful not to scar the axle tube where the new bearing is going to go.

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  3. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    I had the same problem last week on a burb in the shop. I ended up carefully cutting the bearing with a small grinder. But as Dorian said... be very careful! I must suggest the slide hammer if you arent using one.

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  4. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    DEfinately try the slide hammer first. In a since this is an impact type remover. See with the winch you were using gradual force, but the impact of the slide hammer will more than likely be your answer. Im going to the parts store today to do the exact same thing. Im rebuilding my rear end, ring and pinion and all, and my seals and bearings are in there pretty good. SLide hammer with the bearing puller teeth facing outward. I think you can get a universal puller kit where you can change them around. I would recommend this route if you are buying one. This way you'll get more usae out of it.

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  5. blazer72

    blazer72 1/2 ton status

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    I use the slidehamer there was one time I had to heat the axel abit to get one to come out all of them are a real bear to do. Tring to pull it out will not work it needs that hamer blow to pop out.
     

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