Pulled this rear bearing tonight and cleaned it up. Anyone see any issues with reusing it? Some rust, presumably from some water that had gotten in.
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I don't like it. The only way I'd use that would be temporarily in a car that doesn't get much use, while shopping for better bearings. Did you measure it for wear?
Thanks Steve. They measure at 0.491". Is that good or bad?
Try to find one who is 0.495-0.498 to use..0.4910 is well worn.
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Doesn't look all that bad, 0.491" sounds worse than it looks? Is the cage stiff when twisting from both sides? Usually they're loose and more pitted by the time they're down at 0.495"?
If you have to question it, replace it.
The pitting isn't so much the issue. At .491 it's too worn out for my liking.
There's more to consider than just the bearing. What does the axle look like? Is it new? Are you using new bearing sleeves?
Some say the pits hold grease. I say the pits hold metal particles shaved off the axle and sleeve.
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I would not reuse it if I had a better one. However someone else drove with that one many may miles. The bearing is not probably why they stopped. How you are going to use the car would be a factor.