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Pressing a hub from a wheel bearing - need ideas

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mxpatriot, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. Sep 5, 2015 at 3:51 PM
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    Mxpatriot

    Mxpatriot [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Cross posting this for greater exposure:

    I am attempting to press out the hub from my front wheel bearing. I have a HF 20 ton press. I am at a loss for how to get this done without a custom jig. There's no way to support the bearing (very thin lip / areas to support by) while keeping the whole assembly high enough for the hub to have room to be pressed out.

    Any tips, before I return the bearing and order a fully assembly from Bama here on the forums?
     
  2. Sep 5, 2015 at 4:33 PM
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    I really have no idea - but maybe you could get a clue from looking at video on Bama and the NJ guy that does this - also search youtube & google. I've done a lot of things I had no idea how to do by watching youtube. Good luck. BTW how much are you really going to save after you buy all the parts they give you for $175 - and all you have to do slap it on ?
     
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    Not really about the savings as much as the time. If I can't get this done myself, I'm looking at a week for an assembly from Bama to get here (Alaska).

    Plus I just like to keep expanding the window of what I can do myself.
     
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    I too have HF 20 ton press. I used two half inch plates my neighbor cut at his welding shop. They are about 5"X10". I supported them with half inch sockets. The plates slide in between bearing and bolts. After you push out the hub, you then have to cut the race left behind on the hub. Having gone through that, I recommend you buy a combo hub and bearing and install that; you can then later work on the OEM hub and prep it to swap the other side or have it ready as a backup.

    I installed a Precision bearing ($50) on OEM hub on passenger side about two years ago. Went with Dorman hub ($26) and Dura bearing ($40) on driver side last year. Bearings/hub are holding up well. I now have an OEM hub to prep as I suggested. But, take a look at the Dura hub/bearing combo offered by RockAuto, for some $78; comes with an axle nut.

    BTW, I have a bearing splitter, Sunnex 52BS, but it is a rather small one and it did not look like it would handle my press because the contact points are not evenly distributed on the splitter. A larger 9" inch splitter may do.
     

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