need help with wheel bearings/axle shaft - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Drivetrain Tech General discussion of drivetrain for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-28-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Magna, UT
Posts: 153
Icon8 need help with wheel bearings/axle shaft

OK, first of all this is for my 1980 Toyota project truck.

I am trying to change out the wheel bearings and seals. I have pulled out the axle shaft, removed the snap ring.... but that is as far as I have gotten. I can't seem to get past the old retainer and bearing. won't budge. Following the Chilton manual, it should just come out

What should I do?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-29-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Upstate,NY
Posts: 2,598
Quote :
What should I do?

Ummm ...Post your question in a Toyota forum ?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-29-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Magna, UT
Posts: 153
Wow, thanks for bringing absolutely nothing to the table.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-29-2008
lifted97ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Charlestown, IN
Posts: 1
you might have to get a slide hammer to get the bearings out...i would assume they are somewhat of a press fit...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-29-2008
mossyoak03's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 193
is there any way you can get them with a bearing puller?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-29-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Magna, UT
Posts: 153
I will look into a slide hammer and bearing puller

thanks
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-29-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Magna, UT
Posts: 153
any bearing puller that I know of won't fit around the axle shaft

This thing is kicking my butt
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-29-2008
buckgnarly's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: West Topsham, VT
Posts: 1,709
If it's anything like the D44 shafts on Jeeps, you have to crack the old retainer off. You drill into it, but careful not to go through to the shaft. After you have the hole, take a cold chisel and crack it in half. Bearing comes off after that.

Like this.....
http://www.stu-offroad.com/axle/d44/d44-1.htm
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-02-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Magna, UT
Posts: 153
I finally got it.

I used an angle grinder to cut off the retainer, then banged the S*** out of it until it finally popped loose.

now just waiting for the new bearings and seals to be delivered, got a lock rite locker to complete the rear axle
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-11-2013
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: santa rosa, ca
Posts: 63
I can pull my rear wheel in & out HELP

delete
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
front axle shaft bearings staracaster 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 3 07-02-2015 02:54 PM
front axle shaft bearings staracaster Drivetrain Tech 0 07-01-2015 09:16 AM
front axle shaft bearings staracaster Drivetrain Tech 0 06-18-2015 01:55 PM
Front Axle Shaft Need help MCM5595 Drivetrain Tech 2 12-22-2011 05:31 AM
1999 3.0 4 wheel drive wheel bearings Prangy General Ford Ranger Discussion 0 12-08-2011 11:37 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:43 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.