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Old 07-23-2005, 09:55 PM
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Unit bearing tips and tricks

This subject comes up on a forum at least once a week. If we had a tips and tricks forum, this would be a good one to put in it.

The problem- Rust, as in the bearing is rusted into the knuckle. Here's a pic to give an idea of the amount of rust on this front axle.



That should give you an idea of just how siezed these unit bearings were.

So, being that I am a big fan of leverage, I decided to use it to my advantage.



Kat grabbed me a 2 3/4" grade 8 bolt and I rotated the axle until the stubshaft ears were parallel to the ground, had her turn the wheel to the right and then back to start wedging against the bolt.



You can see the unit bearing starting to work it's way out of the knuckle.

Turn back to release the bolt and move it to the other side.



Practically effortless way to pop siezed up unitbearings out of the knuckle.
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Old 07-23-2005, 10:13 PM
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Nice idea!! I'll have to keep this trick in mind next time I come across a stuborn unibearing.

BTW: Did you notice the cool little spider crawling from the unibearing back through one of the holes of the dust shield on the last pic?

Also - would it be okay to stop by tomorrow evening on my way up north if it's not too late?
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Old 07-24-2005, 08:17 AM
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Where are the pics of you recovering this Jeep from the bottom of the ocean?
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Old 07-24-2005, 11:10 AM
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That's a great idea! I haven't seen rust like that since I worked on Jamie's Heep!
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Old 07-24-2005, 12:14 PM
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Good trick.

I made a copy of the message in the Technical Forum, and included a link in the Favorite Treads list.
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Old 07-24-2005, 02:37 PM
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A very good idea indeed, Blaine.
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Old 07-24-2005, 06:09 PM
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I saw something similar on the National Geographic Channel the other day. On one of the early break-out attempts at Alcatraz, some inmates fashioned a device to spread the bars (they were not of the high strength variety) by using a bolt and a threaded sleeve.

From the pics and the amount of effort that was needed to remove the unit bearings, I can see that rust sucks!
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Old 07-24-2005, 06:51 PM
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Cool idea. I had no idea that you would see that much rust out your way near a desert and all.
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:34 PM
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Cool idea. I had no idea that you would see that much rust out your way near a desert and all.
Maybe the axle was imported!
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:52 PM
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That's a great idea! I haven't seen rust like that since I worked on Jamie's Heep!
Daily occurrence here....
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:58 PM
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Maybe the axle was imported!
imported all the way from the mid west or some times called the salt belt.
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Old 07-24-2005, 09:45 PM
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Cool idea. I had no idea that you would see that much rust out your way near a desert and all.
I suspect that the previous owner drove it on the beach a time or two. Essentially, everything but the frame and engine bay looked like that.
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