My outside roller bearing races are really in there...any suggestions to turn them out with the bearing puller? I can get the tab to spring into the hole but just can't turn them out....ugh!
You can only turn them one direction. You have to turn them towards the slot so the slot collapses.
Maybe use a punch and get the dimple out of the hole first.
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A: turn them the other direction
B; use a longer bar in the holes
Turn them in the direction with the shortest distance between the slit and grease hole.
I have really been wrenching on them and nothing-no movement. I noticed today that the slit opening is only about 1/8" so I don't really have much room to compress- is that about normal? My steel bar is about 3 feet long and I can get good torque on it.
I'll give your suggestions a whirl!
Run a piece of wire through the slit in case there are any boogers in it.
There is a button that fits into the hole at the outer end of the axle tube. Using a small nut that will fit in the hole, you can compress it with a c-clamp or welding vicegrip to release the button. It should turn freely if you rotate the puller to the rear on both sides.
Soak it with some JB penetrating oil and leave it till the Morn!..More than once this has solved the problem, and has solved many a stressful and sleepless night.
Sorry, meant PB blaster..its good stuff.
I had this same problem on some really worn out sleeves. There is so little slot left that the typical sleeve removal tools cannot pull the dimple out of the locating hole. I wound up using a variety of small chisels to lift up one edge of the sleeve to allow it to overlap the other side and then slowly worked it out.