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Stuck wheel bearing 20 Oct 2019 10:32 #203651

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Hi all

Redoing front brakes on Bessie (C1600) and the inner bearing is stuck on the axle stub. Now, before I went and got the grinder and chisel, I thought it would be worthwhile seeking advice from people with far more wisdom and experience in these matters than I do.

Does anyone have any tips?

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Aaron

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Stuck wheel bearing 20 Oct 2019 11:37 #203653

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Run a bead of weld around it, half way round or a bit more works most times. The heat expands the race, then light hammer an chisel while still hot.
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Stuck wheel bearing 20 Oct 2019 18:26 #203665

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I have had success on other vehicles using a normal three prong bearing puller but you need three hands or a mate to help because there is not much to grip on.
I will be spending tomorrow with the owner of a D1610 and a 190, and an owner of D1510, AB1810 and assorted C lines and D lines, so will ask them.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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Stuck wheel bearing 20 Oct 2019 19:21 #203667

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Don't run a bead of weld all the way around , because that will shrink the bearing cone and you will
have to grind it off. …………
………………….Billy...…………….
I came into this world with nothing & still have most of it..........

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Stuck wheel bearing 20 Oct 2019 20:55 #203675

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Bearing splitter to grab the bearing and some threaded rod.

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Stuck wheel bearing 21 Oct 2019 06:53 #203680

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Thanks all

Tried the weld but my skills are rudimentary at best. Don’t have a puller or a mate either so it ended up being the dremel and chisel. Gotta love those dremel tools.

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Stuck wheel bearing 21 Oct 2019 08:12 #203682

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I forgot about the bearing splitter. (they don't split the bearing but open up to fit behind the bearing, collar, or what ever else you need to remove) I bought mine new from a tool dealer at a swap meet for $15.00. About $40 in shops. I have only used it twice but when you need it, it is worth its weight in gold! I pulled against it with my three-legged bearing puller. I have had that for ages and bought it for very few dollars at a Trash and Treasure market. Like a stud remover and a few other fairly cheap tools, these are a must to make otherwise nearly impossible tasks easy and quick.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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Stuck wheel bearing 21 Oct 2019 20:54 #203695

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I know you have solved your problem but I ran it past Inter owning mate and his first comment was "Front wheel bearings are in the hub." Woops, I, and I think other readers, automatically thought of bearing on axle housing. Silly us!
He then said "take the hub to someone who has a press and push it out. problem solved"
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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Stuck wheel bearing 21 Oct 2019 21:44 #203698

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In the first post it states the inner bearing is stuck on the axle not in the hub.
Cheers Cobba & Cobbarette

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Stuck wheel bearing 22 Oct 2019 22:40 #203720

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The inner bearing cone stuck to the axle spindle was common on the IH army trucks had done no miles.......seems IH made the bearings a very tight fit on new trucks,so they didnt come loose for a lot of miles.......When youre used to worn out trucks with 1/16" clearance between the cone and the axle,its not expected.

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