Drivetrain Differential Carrier Bearings

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  1. Cory Berg

    Cory Berg Active Member

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    Does anybody know if axle carrier bearings must be pressed in? Or can they be dropped in?
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    The races drop into the housing, but the bearing cages must be pressed onto the diff itself.
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    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
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