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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:12 pm    Post subject: Bearing Splitter And Press Reply with quote

Where is the best place to get the right size bearing splitter for a 8.5 10 bolt chevy rear end rebuild? I would like to have a splitter that will be big enough to use on a cheap 20 ton press that I was thinking of buying. I changed out the gears in the rear of my truck and am going to change out the front. I don't like to borrow anything so thought I might just buy a press and splitter.

I've tried amazon but not real sure what to get. If you know of a really good place to get a press and bearing splitter, let me know. I don't plan on using the press or splitter very often. I don't really need top of the line stuff but I don't want any junk either.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this one is a handy little tool. although, i normally just cut the cage with side cutters and then use a cut-off wheel to cut ALMOST through the race. then split it with a hammer and chisel. the race will then slide right off.


http://www.amazon.com/PULLER-ATTACHMENT-FOR-SPLIT-BEARINGS/dp/B003YNIPAM/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1317595811&sr=8-18

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same size splitter is $39.95 in the Northern Tool and Equipment catalog (item # 145992-1201), though I have seen them for $19.95 sitting on the shelf at the local Harbor Freight store. Usually they run from $40 to $60 bucks off the back of your local tool truck, assuming he has one on his shelf.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

10sec.et wrote:
this one is a handy little tool. although, i normally just cut the cage with side cutters and then use a cut-off wheel to cut ALMOST through the race. then split it with a hammer and chisel. the race will then slide right off.


http://www.amazon.com/PULLER-ATTACHMENT-FOR-SPLIT-BEARINGS/dp/B003YNIPAM/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1317595811&sr=8-18


I do the same thing cut it carefully with a cut of wheel then hit it with a chisel a couple of times and it cracks and slides right of.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you need to save the bearing you are pretty much screwed.

I have for the Dana 60 the outer bearings on the carrier ground to slip on.

The race for the pinion ground to slip on.

It makes life easy when you miss on the shim thickness.

The 60 uses shims on the pinion race.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've found that careful measurement when taking it apart you can nail the shim pack on the first go. Not going to get into it. Too much typing. NMJTE.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What size is that splitter and do you think this one will be larger than my carrier? Just trying to make sure that the splitter will sit on the blocks of my press. That is a good price though.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

coppergmc wrote:
What size is that splitter and do you think this one will be larger than my carrier? Just trying to make sure that the splitter will sit on the blocks of my press. That is a good price though.


sorry, but i think i misled you. first of all, that "splitter" seems to be a small one. theres not enough info in the description but the one you should get will fit across any standard size press. the small one will not. actually, you could probably pick up whatever pullers you need and a press all in the same trip to Harbor Freight or Northern Tools.

second, that tool that i suggested is not for using in the press on the carrier bearings. it works well on pinion and axle bearings though. it can be used for the carrier bearings but you need another puller thats sort-of like a big balancer puller. it bolts to the holes in the side of the one i showed you. realistically, you dont need to remove the carrier bearings on a GM 10 bolt unless they are bad. in that case, just cut them and pop them loose with a chisel.

this tool is for the carrier side bearings but after you fight with it, figure out it doesnt work worth a sh!t, and end up cutting the bearings off anyway, you realize you should have just spent the money on cutoff wheels and beer.... http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/OTC-4520-Differential-Side-Carrier-Bearing-Puller-Set-/300485807324?pt=Motors_Automotive_Tools&hash=item45f6598cdc

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