Yeah, a cutting torch. Be prepared for a grease fire!!!RWG75 said:Is there a good / affordable tool for yankin the outer bearing / seal off the hub ?? Tried with a generic 2 jaw gear puller but didn't get real far. Same question for putting the bearing back on.
The FSM says put outer seal / bearing / retainer on hub then bold retainer to knuckle. Seems more logical to me to put bearing in retainer, bolt retainer to knuckle, drive hub/rotor in - ya know, reverse the tear down procedure. What's the easy way here ?
How much hassle is gonna be gettin the hub back on the spindle and what tool am I gonna have to buy for that?
No special tools required, '75.Â Disregard the FSM and install the seals, bearings, and retainer back on the knuckle first.Â Then install the hub and rotor assembly.Â The hub should slide right back on the spindle through the bearing cones.Â If not, tap it on far enough for the spindle nut to grab the threads and use that to push the unit together.
Originally, the retainer cap used a thin rubber O-ring seal.Â Replace this with a bead of RTV.Â The retainer bolts are torqued to 30 ft-lbs.Â Ensure the cap is aligned properly for the grease fitting.
The spindle nut is torqued to at least 100 ft-lbs.Â Continue tightening if necessary until the slots in the nut line with the cotter pin hole in the axle end.Â DO NOT back this nut off!!!
Yeah, in this case, it's easier to put these back together than to take apart.Â LOL