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Post  dongalonga on 8/1/2012, 3:09 pm

Does anyone know of a local shop (Lowell, MA Area) that can remove and install new rear axle bearings for a decent price? I am doing the disc brake conversion this weekend. Thanks.
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Post  dongalonga on 8/1/2012, 3:42 pm

I was given a quote of $80 at one shop, but that seems high.
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Post  CrawlingForward on 8/2/2012, 1:03 pm

I assume that quotation is just for labor, correct?

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Post  dongalonga on 8/2/2012, 2:09 pm

Yes
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Post  CrawlingForward on 8/2/2012, 2:54 pm

I dunno, that doesn't sound that awful.

Figure to open the diff, take the c-clip out, remove the outer parts of the axle and the axleshafts, pull the bearings, install new bearings, reinstall the axleshafts and outers, reinstall the diff cover and fill? Probably around an hour's worth of work. $80 an hour is pretty reasonable.

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Post  dongalonga on 8/2/2012, 4:15 pm

Let me clarify. This is with me bringing in the axles.
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Post  Mark on 8/3/2012, 6:01 am

More than an hours work.
There should not be a c clip with a d 44. You should not have to remove cover
You ned 2 bearings, 2 races , and 2 seals.
The bearings and seals need to be pressed off of axles
Make sure the seals are not installed backwards. EASY TO DO.
The spring on seal needs to face inward twards center of diff.
If they are not you will have to do it all over again (bearing will have to be pressed off again ).
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Post  CrawlingForward on 8/3/2012, 9:43 am

Oh crap, totally missed the 44 thing. Thanks Mark. I was assuming a D35.

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Post  dongalonga on 8/3/2012, 5:49 pm

Any shop recommendations? I have all of the parts. I will be removing the shafts and carrying them in. $80 for pressing bearings off/on seems steep to me.
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Post  Mark on 8/4/2012, 10:31 am

I have a shop press but i do not have the tooling yet to remove the bearings.
Otherwise i would help you out.
Sorry , i am working on acquiring tooling.
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Post  dongalonga on 8/4/2012, 10:44 pm

It's ok. I guess I will have to bite the bullet on this one.
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