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Needle bearing removal question

Post by Fe2O3 on Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:04 am

I need to replace the lower right needle bearing in the beam. I'll replace both on that side since everything will be pulled apart anyway. The Bentley says to use a special VW tool (slide hammer) to remove the bearing. I have an old body repair slide hammer. Any tips on something I can rig up on the end of my hammer to tap that bearing out from the inside? Or perhaps there's another home solution for this?

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Re: Needle bearing removal question

Post by type4revolution on Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:28 pm

An internal bearing puller works well some auto parts store loan them out . You can also use a big washer and cut it down oblong and attach it to a slide hammer and get them out that way works well on mica bushings also good luck
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Re: Needle bearing removal question

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:36 pm

Heres a bus thread that shows you what Jeff is talking about with the washers.....
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=71084&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=40

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Re: Needle bearing removal question

Post by type4revolution on Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:36 pm

That's a very good thread looks just like my puller ENJOY Embarassed
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Re: Needle bearing removal question

Post by Fe2O3 on Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:12 pm

I didn't even think about finding an auto parts shop to rent/borrow the tool from. And I'm one that usually tells OTHER people to do just that Embarassed
Oreilly's shows a puller on their site. If I can't borrow something like that somewhere, I'll go the washer route and use my little slide hammer. That should do the job.

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