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how do i get this out of the lower suspension bearing. all the rollers fell out to :smashpc:

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its weird all the other bearings were perfect

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Check alongside the outer edges of the bearing for a groove cut into the linkage. May be a circlip in there to keep the bearing in place. Pop that out first.

If you have access to a hydraulic press, it's a simple task.

If not, do you have a vise? I use a bench vise in many cases to push out bearings like this, find a socket that just fits into the hole but will push on the bearing. Now find another one that's large enough that the bearing can pass into it. Put one on each side, and crank down the vice.

Another way is to use some all-thread, washers and nuts.

https://thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=433397&highlight=bearing

To ease reassembly, put the new bearing in the freezer overnight. This will cause it to shrink, and it'll fall right into place.

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Check alongside the outer edges of the bearing for a groove cut into the linkage. May be a circlip in there to keep the bearing in place. Pop that out first.

If you have access to a hydraulic press, it's a simple task.

If not, do you have a vise? I use a bench vise in many cases to push out bearings like this, find a socket that just fits into the hole but will push on the bearing. Now find another one that's large enough that the bearing can pass into it. Put one on each side, and crank down the vice.

Another way is to use some all-thread, washers and nuts.

https://thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=433397&highlight=bearing

To ease reassembly, put the new bearing in the freezer overnight. This will cause it to shrink, and it'll fall right into place.

^^^^This works, a C-clamp can also be used in place of the vise, or if you wish to have the correct tools try these...

pitposse_2178_73028009

http://pitposse.com/poblbebrpuse.html

pitposse_2178_20357016

http://pitposse.com/poproswarmbe.html

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