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removing wheel bearings???

I am removing my wheel bearings to replace them with ceramic...what tool or size sprockets do I need to get them out??? Never messed with bearings before so all help is needed...

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If your dead set on removing them yourself you'll need a hammer, 12-15" drift or punch with a flat nose on the buisness end thats capable of going all the way through the center spacer and reach the opposite bearing.

A heat gun is a plus if available but not a must but when you begin the process with the drift inside you'll need to move the inner spacer on the opposite end to one side so that your able to gain access to the inner race of the bearing and once you do place the flat surface of the drift onto the race and begin tapping / striking it (yes its caveman like) and work your way around the race so that the bearing begins to exit straight and not crooked and as you work it you'll begin to feel it move outward until it pops out completely. Once the 1st one is done you can use a suitable sized socket W/extension the size of the inner race on the opposite one until it pops out.

Side note: be carefull how you treat the inner spacer as its aluminum and damages easily.

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If your dead set on removing them yourself you'll need a hammer, 12-15" drift or punch with a flat nose on the buisness end thats capable of going all the way through the center spacer and reach the opposite bearing.

A heat gun is a plus if available but not a must but when you begin the process with the drift inside you'll need to move the inner spacer on the opposite end to one side so that your able to gain access to the inner race of the bearing and once you do place the flat surface of the drift onto the race and begin tapping / striking it (yes its caveman like) and work your way around the race so that the bearing begins to exit straight and not crooked and as you work it you'll begin to feel it move outward until it pops out completely. Once the 1st one is done you can use a suitable sized socket W/extension the size of the inner race on the opposite one until it pops out.

Side note: be carefull how you treat the inner spacer as its aluminum and damages easily.

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