Drivetrain Differential Carrier Bearings

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by Cory Berg, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Does anybody know if axle carrier bearings must be pressed in? Or can they be dropped in?
     
  2. The races drop into the housing, but the bearing cages must be pressed onto the diff itself.
     
  3. You can rent a bearing and seal installer from Autozone http://www.autozone.com/autozone/ac...-Installer/_/N-264s?itemIdentifier=391360_0_0.

    Heat the bearing in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, and then you can tap it into place. I think I heated mine at about 350 degrees. I have had somone tell me that they laid their bearings on a red hot stove eye for about 20 seconds, then installed. But I think this would be too much heat, and not evenly distributed, which may cause warpage.

    DISCLAIMER: This is how I installed mine. This did not come from a Haynes manual or anything else. I'm sure someone will chime in if they see a problem with this method. It did work for me.

    Joe