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rickl750
05-11-2012, 01:58 PM
Hi Guys,
I bought a pair of swing axles and could not separate so I had my mechanic take care of disassembly and reassembly. I now find out the new axles were the wrong ones and have to do this all over again. Since this was recently assembled I figure I would save the money and do it myself but Iím running into and issue. I donít want to damage the new bearings so I thought I better ask before I continue. I was able to remove the hub without much effort but the rest of the assembly is still on the axle, I tapped it a few times with a hammer to try to loosen but it hasnít budged, is there anything that needs to be removed or is it a matter of being persistent and using a bigger hammer and eventually everything else will come off.

Thanks, for your help,

Rick

dklawson
05-11-2012, 08:29 PM
The shaft presses through the bearing. The best way to disassemble this would be to take it somewhere that has a press and remove the wrong shaft. While there, press the new one in. While you might be able to hammer the axles out and in, like you... I would be afraid of damaging the bearing.

rickl750
05-14-2012, 11:06 AM
Thanks