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HasI need to know how hard it is to manually press a bearing

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If you have a shop press, it's a matter of finding a tube-like tool (like a large socket) to push on the outer diameter of the bearing until it seats in the bore. If no shop press, then it's using a punch, or the above tool and hammer to tap the bearing into place--tap at various points, so that the bearing goes in square. Hope this helps!

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  • jason_tuc876 Oct 02, 2010

    Yes a lot thanks

  • drallim Oct 02, 2010

    I was assuming that you are installing a ball bearing into a bore--the above applies. If you are trying to install it on a shaft, then you must apply force only on the interior race of the bearing. A bronze sleeve bearing should be put in with a shop press as tapping on it tends to deform the lip of the bearing. Good luck!

  • jason_tuc876 Oct 02, 2010

    Yea I'm not putting it on a shaft but thanks again

  • jason_tuc876 Oct 02, 2010

    I'm having trouble getting the old bearing out of the hub any ideas

  • drallim Oct 02, 2010

    To pull the old bearing, you need to get a tool--called a slide-hammer puller equipped with a bearing puller attachment. The attachment looks like a pair of metal fingers with hooked ends that spread out to grip the interior of the bearing. The slide hammer has a heavy weight that travels along the shaft that is screwed onto the puller attachment. You should be able to rent the tool fairly cheaply for the short time that you need it. Keep the fingers tight to keep the tool from popping out of the bearing. Good luck!

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