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Removing Bearing Races

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I have repacked the bearings on our Oliver several times now, and this time I decided to replace the bearings and races as a preventive maintenance measure. I've watched videos on YouTube showing how to drive the races out of the hub using a drift punch, which seems to be the standard way to remove the races. So, today, when I got the hubs off and bearings removed, I set about driving the races out. I was able to remove the inner races without too much difficulty; however, the outer races on both hubs fit flush to the inner opening of the hub. As a result, none of the race is exposed from the back, and therefore, there is no surface on the race to be used to punch it out. It actually seems like the hub was designed to prevent the removal of the race.

 

Have any of you who have the 5200-pound axle, as we do, removed the outer race yourselves by driving it out with a punch? Do you change out the races when you change out the bearings? Any thoughts or advice on this?

 

Thank you,

Steve

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Wow, Steve, this is the very kind of thread that our forums members jump on really quick with their wealth of knowledge and experience ! Yet two days and no replies. You may be the very first to replace the bearing races.

I think that you are breaking new ground here !


I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)

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