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fmichaels

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new bearings are coming tomorrow. the old inner bearings came off with some persuasion. what is the process for installing new inner bearings? is it a pressure fit and are their special tools to do this? i am not a special tool guy and would prefer the handymans approach to the problem. i notice the old inner bearing has a plastic bearing retainer. any concerns there?
 

spritenut

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Just be sure to drive the new bearing in straight.
Also the thrust sides face each other.
If the old bearings had a plastic retainer, they are the new not so good bearings.
 

jlaird

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Should not need to drive them on, tight fit yes but clean up spindle really well, maybe even a pit of fine paper, then clean really good, should be very snug but not need to drive on. just tap.
 
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fmichaels

fmichaels

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thanks for the advice. any reason to freeze the spindle to assist installation?
 

jlaird

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Oh no, just a real good clean up.
 
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