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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Will Copeland - West Melbourne Florida on Monday, October 02, 2017 - 08:33 pm:

So I volunteered to put in a new rear bearing in my wife's sister car. This is one of those times I should of said NO! First the bearing didn't want to move so I pull my three jaw puller on it and I seen it move a little so I used the strong arm on the puller and snap pop it came off except the inside race stayed put. So the race was blocking the backing plate so I couldn't get behind it. I heated it and it still wouldn't move. Time to get desperate. I took my three inch grinder and sawed it down in half and then it came off. Dum thing took me most of the day.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Monday, October 02, 2017 - 09:42 pm:

Been there. Done that. Would rather hunker down and try a hurricane than do that again.
Other than failed modern car bearings? Everything nearly back to normal?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mack Cole ---- Earth on Monday, October 02, 2017 - 11:49 pm:

I have that trouble with lawnmower spindle bearings alot. Just hunker down and grind!
Unless you can get a cutting torch to it,then I heat and slice it off that way. Kinda tricky and you have to be careful. Folks that watch me cut nuts from bolts with a torch just think i am some kind of genius but it aint hard to do.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 12:31 am:

A good sharp cold chisel might have done the job.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James G Fisher III Peachtree City, GA on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 08:53 am:

I understand the frustration. My neighbors ask me allot to "look" at something on their cars. The last one was a squeaky brake. Turned out all 4 brakes on the car were toast and dust. Spent most of the day replacing all the brakes. I dont mind helping but i had plans that day that went into the trash when I saw how unsafe that car was. I knew I couldn't live with myself if I let them keep driving it that way.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Baudoux Grayling Michigan on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 09:19 am:

The way I handle those, is to get a plastic bottle of cold water ready, then very quickly heat one spot on the old bearing cone bright red with a torch. Then I quench it with the water while it's red hot. Have enough water so that you cool it completely, you don't want to chase the heat into the spindle. They usually come off with a chisel after the treatment.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin Whelihan Danbury, WI on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 09:25 am:

I learned my lesson a few years ago. When anyone wants me to "help me with this" or "just look at it", its code for: "do it for me for free". And once you do that the word spreads fast that you are free labor, people will be beating on your door and calling you continuously. So, now I tell people I don't do that anymore and refer them to some competent folks who can...for a price. Sometimes its amazing how fast their problems disappear.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Codman on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 10:13 am:

Kevin X2! I'd help a fellow T owner, but I no longer "do" modern cars.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Will Copeland - West Melbourne Florida on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 01:16 pm:

She is famley so I really don't have a choice. This car has some history for me. 4 years ago she lost her husband from medical reasons. She had no job and was almost homeless. My wife and I talked about it and I bought this car for her so she could get a job. Its lasted kinda well for a high mileage car. Iv had to replace a back brake line, The air conditioning compressor, One front wheel bearing, Alternator, one set of front brake pads and rotors and in the 24 hours both front calipers and another new set of pads and of course that stupid rear wheel bearing. I think her inside tie rod is getting loose but I'm not sure how to change that. I do my best to keep her little Ford rolling down the road. Im afraid that there may come a day when come when something will happen to it and I cant fix it no longer. My wife and I cant afford to buy her another car this time. I always tell her, The most two important people in your life are your Dr and your free mechanic! Kevin, I used to have that problem. Everyone came to me to fix there cars. If I had the time and it didn't real involved I didn't mind but anything past spark plugs and simple repairs I would not do. Where I'm at here in Florida now most of the guys on my street can do there own repairs. Iv even had to ask the gut across the street for hand. I find I'm getting weaker and these new cars are getting to complated in my old age.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 05:40 pm:

Will - Remember the days of the "points, plugs & condenser" tune-up? That went away many years ago, at which time, my family found out I quit working on "modern iron"!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Will Copeland - West Melbourne Florida on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 08:39 am:

Harold, I remember well, back then all you needed was a screw driver and a match book. Today you have to remove all the fender well's,and half the engine just to get to the waterpump, And that's only if your arm is small enough to get into the tight spaces to get to that one damm bolt that is hidden deep inside the mess of junk that is still in your way. Don't get me started on getting to the back bank of sparkplugs on a modern V6! We may have won the war with the Jap's but they are getting even with us now.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 08:57 am:

Yeah Will and my wife would get upset when I would steal one of her emory boards because I was too cheap to buy a points file!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mack Cole ---- Earth on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 10:45 am:

Well it was my turn in the barrel the other day. My zero turn mower made a awful noise and once apart I found this. oil related issue.And I change it and check it.Only thing I can figure from what folks are telling me I was running the wrong oil and it got hot.
Lucky for me I can repair the engine myself and it is repairable.A new 26 hp Briggs is 950 delivered from repowerspecialists.com.I will come out for about 300 bucks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Will Copeland - West Melbourne Florida on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 06:00 pm:

Wow Mack, That engine went out with a bang, Im surprised you were able to save the crank. That rod looks badly scored. Had an old Chevy go out the same way once. Junked it.


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