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#1 snow n go

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Posted 31 May 2021 - 09:27 PM

Any tips/tricks about removing each of the bearing's on these two upper idler wheels?

So far it is not fun! Do not want to damage either of the upper idlers. Would cut the bearings off if necessary.

Thanks.

I have been soaking both bearings in PB Blaster repeatedly.

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#2 Ricky Racer

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Posted 01 June 2021 - 01:52 AM

Trying to remove the bearings off of the shafts, I presume?  Support the wheel with some blocking or whatever you have around, then whack the shaft.  Install the bolt and washer into the threaded bore, to hammer on to protect the shaft.  

 

It will come apart, but if you still have trouble, remove the large snapring, move the wheels inboard, and cut through the bearing 99% of the way through, then knock them off.  

 

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Posted 05 June 2021 - 11:53 PM

Bearings 2 - Extreme Carnage

Dremel for the Win.

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 06:52 AM

Nice.  The Dremel makes short work of stubborn bearings.


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Posted 10 June 2021 - 01:55 PM

I feel your pain, lol.  I used an angle grinder and Dremel, and on some had to cut the seal away too.  Pain in the butt, but good job!

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 11 June 2021 - 04:39 PM

Take the snap ring out  , push the wheel off the bearing to the inside , put a rag around the bearing and give it a GOOD whack with a heavy hammer with the bearing resting on a solid object and break the outer race  then slide the wheel off and do the same to the inner race , no ruined wheels or shaft .


Edited by 600ace, 11 June 2021 - 04:40 PM.





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