Rear bearing will not come out

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Rear bearing will not come out

Post by DHort » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:45 pm

I know this question has been asked before, but I cannot find the answers. I removed my left rear wheel to check the bearing and sleeve since they are leaking. Everything came apart easily, but I cannot get the bearing out. There is no play in the axle and I remember this axle went together nice and tight when we rebuilt it. Do you have a special tool you use or a special technique to get this bugger out? Thank you.

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Re: Rear bearing will not come out

Post by RajoRacer » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:05 pm

Stevens produced a puller for just removing stubborn rear roller bearings - I'll attempt a photo tomorrow.


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Re: Rear bearing will not come out

Post by Scott_Conger » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:13 pm

David

while we're waiting for Steve's photo, I think you'll have luck if you will hook the bearing with a wire and rotate the other wheel, forcing this one to turn, too. I have never failed to have a tight bearing walk out while pulling on it and someone else rotates the axle for you.
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Re: Rear bearing will not come out

Post by DanTreace » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:25 pm

Found a stiff small hook works, something thin to get to the edge of the carriage and the axle.

This one from the wife's sewing basket is good :) Plus wiggle the axle or as Scott said, rotate opposite wheel to turn the axle shaft as you pull out that bearing.
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Some use a coat hanger or stiff wire.
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Re: Rear bearing will not come out

Post by Dennis_Brown » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:21 pm

Wire hangers are getting harder to find than model T parts

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Re: Rear bearing will not come out

Post by CudaMan » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:56 am

Also check the bearing outer sleeve for a burr or bent over section that is keeping the bearing from sliding out. Bend or file the end of the sleeve as needed.
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Re: Rear bearing will not come out

Post by Chaffins » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:14 am

In most cases the bearing has worn a groove or lip in the outer side of the sleeve, The bearing is hanging up on this lip. Glen


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Re: Rear bearing will not come out

Post by DHort » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:32 am

Thanks Scott and Dan. I got my daughter to turn the wheel and I found a small hook like Dan shows. Once I got it far enough out I used a puller that I ground off the bottom so it would work on a bearing. The puller probably isnt good for anything else now, but I like to pull my bearings each year to inspect and re-grease them. I think more owners need to pull their bearings more often.
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Re: Rear bearing will not come out

Post by RajoRacer » Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:52 pm

Here's the tool Stevens put out - works very good.
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Re: Rear bearing will not come out

Post by DanTreace » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:11 pm

David

Glad you had success in pulling the Hyatt bearing for check and re-grease pack.

Using an antique button hook, mine has a bakelite handle, antique store find, $5.

Slips between axle shaft and bearing outer carriage.
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Just removed these bearings today for service of the rear axle.
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