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Old August 31st, 2009, 02:23 PM
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stuck wheel bearing

The damn inner bearing is rusted onto the stub axle. I got the hub off but can't make the inner bearing budge. I'm about ready to try an bunch of M80s to knock it loose. Any thought? I don't think a puller will work with the open axle shaft.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 02:28 PM
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Use a puller. I would put something over the axle hole for the puller to go against. Or you can cut the outer shell off and remove the rollers then heat the inner piece with a torch.. It should just come off then with a little tapping of a hammer
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Old August 31st, 2009, 02:44 PM
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yup, what randy said. Or you can use a thin cutoff wheel to carefully slice the bearing race.


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Use a puller. I would put something over the axle hole for the puller to go against. Or you can cut the outer shell off and remove the rollers then heat the inner piece with a torch.. It should just come off then with a little tapping of a hammer
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You can borrow/rent a puller from Autozone or someplace similar. I had a stuck bearing on a different vehicle similar to what you describing and a slidehammer did the trick.
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Gentlemen check your bearings . Had mine checked last week and all bearings had rust . The D90 has new bearings and greased with marine lube all around and is driving tighter and a little quieter .
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In my experience after you pack them drive the truck for a week and then check them again. a week or so lets the greese settle and move around in there and they can become loose again. Because the initial packing you may think the washer and nut are tight because the grease is packed in there all tight and hasn't made its way into the bearings and hub yet to settle.
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Did you check you bearings on the streets of alphabet city?

Marine lube? I was using multi-purpose synthetic grease. Any differences?

Just to refresh my memory, the inner axle nut you just snug up but the outer one you really wrench on, right?

Do I need to change the Races? It's such a bitch to hammer those out
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A machine shop will sometimes change the races while you wait. I don't like drifting them out because its so easy to mar the inner surface of the hub, and stuff like that drives me nuts.
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Did you check you bearings on the streets of alphabet city?

Marine lube? I was using multi-purpose synthetic grease. Any differences?

Just to refresh my memory, the inner axle nut you just snug up but the outer one you really wrench on, right?

Do I need to change the Races? It's such a bitch to hammer those out
i've changed my front bearing on the street before. People look but whatever. Its great too because you can go to the bar like 4 feet from you and get drunk while your truck sits there with its wheels off.

Use Marine or Mobil one grease. I have used cheap grease in the past and it didn't turned out too well. put the large seal washer in snug up next to the bearings, then the inner nut (tighten it down but not too much. the hub should still move back and forth easy, but don't make it too loose), tab washer, outer nut, fold tabs over inner and outer nut. Change the races if you can. use a big hammer and soft drift and give it one good tap. You need help? i can come over and help you out, I've done them so many times its like second nature to me.
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Hi Stephen, I had a similar problem the inner bearing failed due to water ingress, it sized and spun the inner race against the stub axle and friction welded itself there.

there was a real bad screeching noise for 5 mins and then it was gone, i then found i was unable to remove the hub cause the inner bearing was sized.!
anyway I smashed up bearing with hammer & small chisle cut through 99% of inner race with laser disc in grinder then gave the inner race a sharp tap with a cold chisle and it came off.
I cleaned off stub axle & refitted new bearings with the intention of replacing the stub axle when I had more time but it was still there 6 years later.

To prevent that happening again I used Amsol water resistant grease it's twice the price of my normal grease but it does not absorb water at all. top stuff.!
I use it for everthing now.

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Seems I need to upgrade my grease. Everything in there was rusted solid. Then again, it's the original job from the factory, never opened up the rear hubs before. Guess that's what I get.
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I've never seen a set rust out... How did you know there was a problem?
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There started be this intermittent noise and a mild vibration going around corners. I noticed that it was worse when the wheel was weighted. I had a bearing fail a couple years back on the highway and it was the same symptoms. It took a long 3/4 extension through the hub socket and my brother and I both yanking on it to break the outer nut loose.
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