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    Im need to change the bearings in my 6" matco wheels, two bearings in each wheel.
    Does anybody has some good practis how to get the old bearings out?


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    Hi Jimmy,

    That looks like heat maybe needed to release the outer race. Talk to Matco. Just thinking it might be better to buy the hub assembly, bearings installed.

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    I think that you should replace the hub. It is probably better that way anyway. Matco preloads the bearings and everything that way.

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    I see 'China' on that bearing and if it were me I would press it out and then go to my local parts store and get a replacement. But then I am the type that always tries to fix things myself with the least amount of funds required.

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    WWHunter wrote :

    But then I am the type that always tries to fix things myself with the least amount of funds required.
    Bravo ! I bet you have a mower or two hanging around your place as well.

    I am kind of sad to see a Matco wheel with Made in "C" bearings. Oh well, I guess that's the trend.

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    I have new bearings i bought from Matco. Kinda regret i did not spend the extra $ for the bearings installd in new hub..
    I guess i need to press these out. maby heating/cooling trick will help.

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    Jimmy,

    You can do it. Just my thoughts, it's good to be thrifty but not when safety is involved. There are other places to save money for the ones that like to do it themselves. Yup I know Sweden is along way from here.

    Dale

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    Quote Originally Posted by WWhunter View Post
    I see 'China' on that bearing and if it were me I would press it out and then go to my local parts store and get a replacement. But then I am the type that always tries to fix things myself with the least amount of funds required.
    But do you have a hypodermic needle that has a grease fitting on it so you can stick it under the lip of the seal and grease it? Thereby making the bearing last longer...

    Of course not after it's failed....

    For my .02 it's not unsafe to replace the bearings in this hub if it is done properly.

    Since I can't see the back side of the hub I can't tell if you need to press it out or heat it and then use a slide hammer to pop it out.
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    Thanx for the tips, a slide hammer might work.
    Gona give it a try later on.

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