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Old 04-05-2021, 10:09 AM   #1
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Nevr-Lube bearing help, please

While performing my seasonal brake, tire rotate, hub inspections, I found one nevr-lube bearing with quite a bit of play, so I am in the midst of replacing. It appears that it is frozen on the spindle. I've used PB Blaster and a pneumatic air hammer.

Is there something I am missing? I am not sure I can effectively get heat where it need to be.
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Hi Rich...

Do I see a concave fitting to center a puller?
Still not moving?

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Nope, have a puller on as we speak. Tried heat as well.
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Nope, have a puller on as we speak. Tried heat as well.
What I have done...tighten the puller, heat with an industrial heat gun, leave it heating the hub, return and tighten the puller and re-whack the hub. Repeat.
Acetylene may be in your future... 🤨

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Old 04-05-2021, 12:03 PM   #5
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Anti-Seize

From Dexter’s Nev-R-Lube Drums/Bearings instructions:

"Clean and inspect spindle shaft. Apply a light coating of anti-seize Lubricant to the spindle shaft prior to assembling drum"

When I pulled one of my drums to inspect the brakes, I missed this step. The next day I was making some notes and saw the above in the instructions.

I went ahead and pulled the drum again to apply the Anti-Seize. Just wanted to remind you, just in case, it might help avoid this in the future.
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From Dexterís Nev-R-Lube Drums/Bearings instructions:

"Clean and inspect spindle shaft. Apply a light coating of anti-seize Lubricant to the spindle shaft prior to assembling drum"

When I pulled one of my drums to inspect the brakes, I missed this step. The next day I was making some notes and saw the above in the instructions.

I went ahead and pulled the drum again to apply the Anti-Seize. Just wanted to remind you, just in case, it might help avoid this in the future.
Yup, thanks...I have been cursing Dexter for no using anti-seize at assembly.
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What I have done...tighten the puller, heat with an industrial heat gun, leave it heating the hub, return and tighten the puller and re-whack the hub. Repeat.
Acetylene may be in your future... 🤨

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I don't think heating the hub will help. I need the inner race to expand on the spindle.
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Penetrating Oil

Everyone has a favorite penetrating oil, usually the one I have on hand at the time. I have used PB, Liquid Wrench, Seafoam Deep Creep, Break Free, WD-40 and Kroil. Some swear by Kroil, don't know if it would help, might be worth a try.

https://www.amazon.com/Kano-Kroil-Pe...e%2C362&sr=1-1

Although, Kroil came out last in this test:



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Personally, I’ve never had anything but stellar results when using Corrosion X. Didn’t break one bolt changing out my original suspension on my ‘64 Silver Streak for example...

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Rich,

This video may help. It looks like your large snap ring was still in place.


Hope this helps.
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Rich,

This video may help. It looks like your large snap ring was still in place.


Hope this helps.
That snap ring holds the bearing in the hub, not the bearing to the spindle
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Looks like you've been doing it wrong. You need a really large pair of snap ring pliers for the job. I use the pliers in the link below. They are reasonably priced and will do the job safely.


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Nevr-Lube bearing help, please

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That snap ring holds the bearing in the hub, not the bearing to the spindle


What Rich said.

Sorry itís going into extra innings on R&R.

And this is the puller tool that Iíd grab if facing Nev-R-lube bearing replacement. Iíve used same on my VW front wheel cartridge bearing.

https://www.harborfreight.com/front-...-pc-63728.html
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What Rich said.

Sorry itís going into extra innings on R&R.

And this is the puller tool that Iíd grab if facing Nev-R-lube bearing replacement. Iíve used same on my VW front wheel cartridge bearing.

https://www.harborfreight.com/front-...-pc-63728.html
This bearing tool is for changing out the bearing "Once" the hub is removed, the OP is having trouble sliding the bearing/drum assembly off the Spindle.

When we have trouble getting rear drums off of a Ford Focus (similar style) we oder a new bearing and use a HD 3 Jaw puller,
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Hi Rich...

Feel like getting another tool?🥴

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Feel like getting another tool?🥴

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That is pretty cool
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Hmmm, I wonder....my 3 jaw isn't getting it. I'm gonna soak and pound for a bit. That's a lot of surface area to penetrate though. Cant get to the backside.
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Wonder if you can rent a stout hub puller from favorite auto parts store that uses the hub studs to attach puller flange and has a bigger forcing screw?

Good luck

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Wonder if you can rent a stout hub puller from favorite auto parts store that uses the hub studs to attach puller flange and has a bigger forcing screw?

Good luck

Gary
Well, mine is rated at 5k pounds. Are there bigger ones? Other than that hydraulic one above?
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Feel like getting another tool?🥴

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Ooooo..... the parts I could ruin w/ such.... turning a maintenance job into a large-scale rebuild....
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