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Old 08-01-2006, 11:22 AM
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I guess I was a little confused too!

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I'm cofussed I can see this for certain applications but not front wheel bearings. They slide right on at ambient temp.
I must admit that after I responded to the post I too was wondering why anyone would need a bearing race installer for any automotive front wheel bearing.

I am not a professional mechanic, but have switched enough front axle bearings and have never needed a race installer. They always just slid on. I also stated this in my last post.


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Old 08-01-2006, 11:36 AM
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I think we're having a failure to communicate. The race is the part the bearing runs in. The outer races are pressed into the hub and the bearings are dropped into the races. The inner races slide into place over the axle spindle and are preloaded with the nut with the allen bolt.
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Old 08-01-2006, 01:47 PM
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I work for a bearing manufacturer. The reason a specialized bearing heater is used to install press fit races is because too much heat from home made heating can take the temper out of the metal, drastically reducing bearing life.

When I say home made heating, this usually refers to people who use torches to heat the part, which I've seen. Using a hot plate or coffee maker sounds fine with me as long as the installer is mindful of not overheating the part. For a DIYer who only needs to install races occassionally, this sounds like a good method instead of buying specialized equipment to clutter up the garage.

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