1978 Buick Regal Wheel Bearing Replacement

Tiny
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  • 1978 BUICK REGAL
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 9,000 MILES
This is a follow up of the answer I received. I already removed the 5'16"bolt. That bolt holds a cylinder like part (see picture white arrow- goes from top to bottom). That cylinder is the one I need to remove. I have hit it but it only comes out a little bit and stops coming out. How do I remove it- hitting it, using a puller, how!!?


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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 AT 12:55 PM

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Tiny
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When you removed bolt was there a smooth shaft about 3/3" long after threads. In 50 yrs of car repair the pinon pin just slides out. Is there damage to differential?
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 AT 1:22 PM
Tiny
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Yes that is the bolt I am talking about. There is no damage to the differential that we can see. Everything looks fine, but for some reason the after I removed the 5/16"bolt the pin doesn't slide off.
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 AT 1:24 PM
Tiny
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Go to each axle at brakes and pull maybe axel is up against pinion and won, t let it drop. There are to flats on pinion they maybe hanging on axle.
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 AT 1:32 PM
Tiny
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Axles are not toching the pin. They are all the way back. This is a modified buick, with a 350 roller crate engine. We bought it like this.
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 AT 1:49 PM
Tiny
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Does the differential need to be in a specific position?
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 AT 2:04 PM
Tiny
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Can you roll pin around? Is it free from spider gears?
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 AT 2:05 PM
Tiny
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The pin does not roll around. It is supper tight
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 AT 2:08 PM
Tiny
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Hold one axle rotate the other. Do spiders turn? If no look for weld slage on spiders.
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 AT 2:17 PM
Tiny
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It is a posi-traction differential. Both axles will rotate
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 AT 2:18 PM
Tiny
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Not if you hold one how do you think the car turns outboard must turn faster or rear end would hop.
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 AT 2:26 PM
Tiny
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We decided to take the car to a shop. That pin is not going anywhere and other people have posted the same problem on other forums and have not find a solutiuon either. Thanks for your help.
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 AT 2:42 PM

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