View Full Version : Centre tailshaft bearing

16-07-2014, 03:18 AM
Is there any way I can get the tailshaft bearing off (to replace) without having to take it to a shop to be pressed? I've tried hitting it off with a hammer and screwdriver to no avail. My mate can get a pulley/gear puller from his work, will that work? And how much of a pain in the ass is it to put back on? Cheers.

16-07-2014, 03:18 AM
By the way, I've already got the front half of the tailshaft off and sitting in a vice, so that's no issues.

16-07-2014, 03:38 AM
you could try heat, then cool quickly, then a sharp impact
pressing is the "safest way" but not the only way

16-07-2014, 08:03 AM
^ Do that. Or, a much slower way is to work it off starting with razer baldes, then work up to bigger & bigger wedges. But its apita - take it some where to get it pressed off and put new one on at the same time.

16-07-2014, 08:46 AM
As above, you've saved money on labour by taking it off yourself, take it to a mechanic and pay him to press the old one off and press the new one on, then reinstall yourself. Still saved money in the long run.

29-07-2014, 12:56 PM
Yeah that's what I did Dave. Cost me $40. Thanks everyone.