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Spindle bearing removal

 
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:14 PM
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Spindle bearing removal

I have a '94 F250 4x4 that had mulitple creaks and growls coming from the front end.The Ford dealership wanted to replace just about everthing for big bucks.I want to replace my brakes plus all of the bearings,ball joints,seals,bushings,etc. I have the driver's side axle out and I can't figure out how to get the needle bearing(spindle bearing) out of the spindle.The manual says something about a slide hammer puller.Can someone who has done this before tell me if that's the tool I have to use?Or an alternative?

I've learned a bunch here already, thanks.Using a bearing puller with an axle nut,plus some tapping,was the only way I got my spindle off.
 
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:32 PM
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https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/2...g-problem.html Have a read through this thread, it may help you.
 
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:25 PM
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Lazy K,

Thanks for the link.I had done a thread search and never came across that one.I wasn't sure if it was kosher to pound on the bearing through the spindle bore or not.

What I ended up doing was making a "punch" out of a 12" long piece of 3/8" threaded rod and it worked pretty nice. At the end of the rod I put a 3/8" nut,a 3/8" washer,two 1/2" fender washers,and another 3/8" washer and nut,held the fender washers to one side and cranked everything down tight.The 1/2" washers made a nice edge to put up against the back of the spindle bearing lip, then I just whacked it from the inside out.

I guess I was worried about scratching the spindle bore but the bearing came out pretty easy. No need for a $110 slide hammer bearing cup puller.
 
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:55 AM
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Good man. Posting your method may help someone else.
 
 
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