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Removing Carrier bearings?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by toy4x4runner, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. toy4x4runner

    toy4x4runner 1/2 ton status

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    I can't seem to pull the carrier bearings off my D44 Detroit. They're on there good. I have a "gear" puller type tool and it's not touching it. what "tool" do I need?
     
  2. readymix

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    I usually use a bearing splitter, probably the same thing you have.
    If that does not work I would cut it off with a grinder, just be sure not to cut into the carrier.
    When you think youare almost through the bearing, give it a smack with a chisel and you will see it crack.
     
  3. toy4x4runner

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    well I'm trying to set up my gear pattern, so taking on/off would be nice. I didn't try a bearing splittler yet... just the jaw puller.
     
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    If you're doing a gear set up make a set of "setup" bearings by grinding the inner race so it slides over the carrier.
     
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    Yeah,
    first: the two and three jaw pullers don't really do anything for carrier bearings without ruining the cage

    Second: Do exactly what loafer said.
     
  6. mouse

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    Put the bearing splitter under the bearings, then use a two-jaw puller to yank them off. You will have to use something for the puller to seat against on the end of the carrier that is small enough to fit inside the bearing, but big enought to stay on the carrier (a small round cap comes to mind).
     
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    Look on pirate on the gear install tech I am just too lazy to type it here but you can set backlash pretty much the first time if you have a dial indicator and a mag base
     
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    Randy's Ring and Pinion sells a tool for that. It looks like a big power steering pulley tool. http://ring-pinion.com
     

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