Mechanics

CHEVY REPLACING A REAR WHEEL BEARING

1990 Chevrolet Truck

Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1990 Chevy Truck V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 415, 00 miles

I own a 1990 chevrolet 2500, and I am looking for anyone and anyone who knows anyone who may be of some assistance here.

I am trying to replace my rear wheel bearing on both sides of my truck, and I am not having anything positive from the experience.

I talked to a chevy mechanic, and he told me to use a slide hammer, and I used it for a couple of hours and $120 later, and that did not work.

I was told by a few people, that there may be a small hex screw holding it into place, but there is no such evidence of that anywhere inside or outside the axle.

I would like to know how to properly remove that wheel bearing, and install the new one I bought for both sides.

if I was able to attach a picture with this email, I would have done that, but I am still able to send the picture of the problem if you would like to see it.

are you able to have any positive input for me on this matter.

blackjack.
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Blackjack '98
August 29, 2009.



Ok before I can help you need to tell me if you have a full or semi float rear end. So here is pics of two rear end styles from the view of the break drum. Which does yours look like.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249564_images1_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249564_images_3.jpg

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Racefan966
Aug 29, 2009.
Here is a picture of the wheel bearing I am having trouble extracting out of my axle ......

I hope you are able to see it ....... if you are not able to see it........ then your top photo looks similar to the one I have..... it is a 8 bolt tire for my truck.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/402410_wheel_bearing_pic_4.jpg


Tiny
Blackjack '98
Aug 29, 2009.
We use to take the chunk out a use a long steel rod and put it thru the other side and beat it out carefully. Recently I got a sweet bearing puller off the tool truck that goes thru and latches on then tightens down and won't slip. 20 lbs slide pops anything out if its solid. A little heat never hurts.

Tiny
Speedycato
Aug 31, 2009.

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