bearing replacement

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at
Fri May 31 11:31:36 EDT 2002

> From: DasWolfen at
> Bernie,
> Next time I get a former Northeast V8 in the shop that needs the tie-rod
> removed I'll give you call so you can demonstrate. I actually resorted to a
> torch in one case and I have the right tools!
As I now remember, once I had to resort to a torch as an assist to my
bearing puller and hammer.  Once removed and lubed they come out easy there
> Even with a hub shark bearing removal isnt easy but its fairly quick when
> using a 1/2 inch impact.
> On another note......I have a contact at SKF looking into finding the
> industrial ID of the T44 bearings for purchase on the open market. These
> bearings are a standard industrial bearing relabled for automotive use. Once
> the ID is found it can be purchased from any bearing supplier for a much
> lower price.
All of the aumotive brands of this bearing apparently are reboxed SKFs, they
must be the sole mfgr.  The SKF number is on the bearing, as I remember.

> Keith
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