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Old 06-12-2011, 09:23 AM
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Angry Wheel bearing cup problem

Wow this is embarassing...but I sucked it up and posted this. I was changing my wheel bearings and bearing cups the other day and...well... I accidentally tapped into place the new cups the wrong way. If any of you have done this before, you will know why doing it the wrong way is fatal. The bearing cups are slightly coned, and one side's surface is thinner than the other side. With that said, having the thicker side on the inside (smaller diameter) would be the logical choice, seeing as how the bearing fits right into the cup. But stupid me, I tapped not just one, but both the wrong way. In this configuration, the bearings cannot go inside of the hub. I thought this through and there seems to be no way to tap these cups out. This is because the thinner side is inward, against the hub cup lip. The lip is larger than the cup, so there is no way to tap it back out with a drift punch! Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get these cups out? I'm such an idiot...that's what I get for texting while working on this truck.

I was thinking about drilling a small hole (enough for a drift punch) in the hub where it contacts the bearing cup... any input would be great.
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