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How'd you get your rear bearings out?

Hi Pelicans: I'm replacing the rear bearings on my '83SC. While the boards have been helpful, I've seen several posts that mention "the usual set of electrical conduit and plumbing parts" used to extract the bearings from the trailing arms.

Does anyone have a comprehensive list of these items?

Also, I've seen elephant racings rear trailing arm bushing removal and install tools - pricey! Any trick to removing these bushings that doesn't require these tools? Or, does someone have the tools to lend or purchase?

Thanks!
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I am just north of DC and have those usual plumbing parts from when I did my rear bearings many years ago. You are welcome to come over and copy what I have got. It is pretty easy once you see what is involved.
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Rear Wheel Bearing Removal

I followed those instructions and it was WAY easier than I expected it to be
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This is one job where I would buy professional bearing removal tools.
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Too bad you're not in the Bay area, I'd rent you my P-whateveritis tool for a case of beer, LOL.

edit: had to look it up - it's a SIRB90-P2 If you have never used one, it makes the rear bearings a sweet experience. As mentioned above, buy, beg or borrow one.

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i sprayed penetrating oil on it then I used heat and a slide hammer with a wheel flange attached to pull hub out. Then I used a large, 32 or 33MM impact socket at the back and hammer to tap the bearing out. Worked well on one but on the other the bearing came apart when pulling the hub out leaving me with the outer race fused to the trailing arm. after tapping at it with a hammer and drift I realized that I needed to get even distribution of force on it... I then took a wheel stud (which i had since i was swapping to turbo length) I threaded an open nut on it and inserted it vertically inside the race and un-threaded or loosed the nut until the nut and bolt became tall enough to wedge itself inside the race, then i used a hammer to tap on the middle of the bolt/nut (from the back) and it allowed the race to come out.

freeze the new bearings, use bearing grease inside trailing arm and slide in, mine required some very light tapping all around, around and around and around (on outer race only) to get it in.

take your time, its not that bad.
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Two guys a set of old sockets and a three pound hammer.
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+1 for the stuff Dpmulvan listed, only, the floor flanges I got from the big box stores must've been made in china as they deformed quite easily so I needed spares.

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weld a bead on the inside of the outside race. pop right out
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My universal rear bearing puller. Works on 911, 968, BMW 330
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I have a set of bolts and misc parts similar to those in the pics that I had used once in the past. but now have two cars that will need this, so I may bite the bullet and get this tool kit.

as I get older I try to find easier ways to do this chit......
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Thanks to everyone who responded, I am feeling the love!
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If I wasn't already booked tomorrow for assisting a clutch job on a M3. I would offer to swing by and lend a hand. Always looking to learn and lend a helping hand. Let us know how it goes...I am sure my 79 will need it done in the coming years...


FYI join www.dorkiphus.net

Local forum with lots of people with DYI experience and willing to lend a hand

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Awesome thought, appreciate it!

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If I wasn't already booked tomorrow for assisting a clutch job on a M3. I would offer to swing by and lend a hand. Always looking to learn and lend a helping hand. Let us know how it goes...I am sure my 79 will need it done in the coming years...


FYI join www.dorkiphus.net

Local forum with lots of people with DYI experience and willing to lend a hand

Best of luck
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File into the section marked "Picture worth 1,000 words" - thanks!

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