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How do I remove the bottom race on a Front D60?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Blazer79, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. Blazer79

    Blazer79 1/2 ton status

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    I'm still in the process of installing my front Dana 60. I'm rebuilding everything I can. I removed the bottom caps and and found that the bearings and races need replacing. I tried pulling the races out but they seem to be pressed in. Anybody know how to do it without having to take the axle to a hydraulic press or something like that? Is it worth replacing since it is a very low speed application? The races are slightly pitted as well as a few of the rollers in the bearings. One bearing has more play than the other.

    I'm trying to do everything within reach to prevent death wobble before I even get it. That's the only reason I want to replace them.

    FYI: A D44 or front 10bolt uses ball joints both up and down on each side, a D60 uses a kingpin on top and a tapered bearing on the bottom. This is the bearing I'm talking about.
     
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    use a brass drift and try to beat them out. it's a big PITA
     
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    I can't read that thread. Access is denied. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    I tried today but gave up. I don't have a brass drift, so I was trying with a screwdriver /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
  6. m j

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    you have to knock the freeze plug out and tap the bearing out from the top side.

    I have some notes from another site but cannot seem to locate them on my HDD.
    the size for a replacement freeze plug is in them....
    will look more tomorrow
     
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    I posted it in the bloody knuckle......thats why you cant see it...sorry
     

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