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e30_kid89 12-20-2005 09:16 PM

pounding out the rear wheel bearing
:mad: :mad: im having a lil trouble.....i live been using a hammer n chilsel to knock out the bearings from behind since thats how the rear hub came out and the thing is not budging....what should i do to get it out?

Jordan 12-20-2005 09:32 PM

The BMW special tool designed for the purpose works excellent.

e30_kid89 12-20-2005 09:37 PM

i kno that jordan....but is there ne other alternatives?

Jordan 12-20-2005 10:17 PM

Repeated impacts won't do shit. You need slow consistant pulling force to remove it.

e30_kid89 12-20-2005 10:49 PM

something like a bearing puller right?

Soldo 12-20-2005 10:54 PM

Eh.... see if you can 'borrow' it at canadian tire... they still have that loan a tool program i believe!!!

Otherwise... just get it at princess auto.

e30_kid89 12-22-2005 07:44 PM


Originally Posted by Jordan
Repeated impacts won't do shit. You need slow consistant pulling force to remove it.

when u have a dad that can cook up a tool with like 15 bucks and a trip to home depot repeated impacts or beating the shit outta that bearing does more than u need...the bearing flew out like 2 feet after i was done with that bitch:D :mad:

Jordan 12-22-2005 07:59 PM

Great. How many scores did you make in the wheel bearing bore?

e30_kid89 12-22-2005 09:07 PM

ummm lol too much to count but its old and shitty so it derseves it

Jordan 12-22-2005 09:16 PM

Have fun installing the new ones.

also, as a warning. Any impacts on the wheel bearing will cause immediate to soon failure.

You must use a puller/presser tool like the OE tool to install.

Also put the bearing in the freezer overnight (still in its plastic baggy) and pull it out when you are ready to press it in. If its cold enough, and you are quick you can (seriously) just about DROP it in.

e30_kid89 12-22-2005 09:24 PM

no wonder it went in already wit no problems...luckky i left it outside in my car over night and today morning & afternoon....

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