RE: [DMCForum] Grinding in reverse...
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RE: [DMCForum] Grinding in reverse...

We had to work this out on the fly to get the car out of the garage.  The
number does cross to other bearing manufacturers but is not common, at least
where I live.  I seem to remember the bearing that came out being part
plastic as well.

The remaining part had to be pressed out and the new one pressed in using a
machine press.  If you can get the old one out in tact, you could warm up
the rotor and freeze the bearing and it should drop right in place.  I did
this once successfully.

Your preferred vendor should have the proper bearing.


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Of Ryan Wright
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2006 9:23 PM
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Subject: Re: [DMCForum] Grinding in reverse...

Thanks Chris.

Err, I don't have a press. What sort of press are we talking about?
I'd buy one if they aren't too spendy.

Are the bearings pretty standard? If I took the car down to some local
mechanic is there any chance he'd have the parts on hand?


On 1/8/06, Chris Almy <chris.almy@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The bearings are pressed into the hubs. If you have a press, you can
> replace them yourself. Probably standard bearings, but I'm sure the
> can also get them for you. Since I don't have a press, I got rebuilt hubs
> from John Hervey. He bead blasts them and repaints the hubs and presses
> bearings in place. Check out Tamir's forum to see what they look like
> installed:
> To replace:
> 1. Remove wheel (duh).
> 2. Disconnect and remove the brake caliper.
> 3. Using a 32mm or 1.25 inch 6 point socket, remove the large nut on the
> spindle.
> 4. If you are lucky, the hub/rotor will pull right off. Otherwise,
> the wheel and use it for leverage to pull the assembly off.
> 5. If the bearings break apart and leaves the inner ring on the spindle,
> use a pulley puller to remove.
> 6. Not sure on the bearing replacement part as I simply replaced the hubs.
> 7. If replacing the hubs, take the wheel and lay it flat with the outside
> facing down. You can now drop the hub/rotor assembly into the wheel. This
> will allow you to get good leverage to remove the four bolts holding the
> rotor to the hub.
> Once you get the bearings installed, just reverse the procedure. Not much
> too it! Also a great time to replace or turn the rotors if necessary.


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