That's odd... The differentials on which I've replaced the bearings the
flanges came off fairly easily. The bearings on the other hand, required
a lot of pressure. As a matter of fact the machinist that removed the
last pair of bearings tried to press the first one off the wrong way and
the bearing broke, but it came off. Make sure you are pressing the
bearings off toward the tapered side.
Question for the list, today i was refurbishing a rear differential
for a 73 TR6.the plan was to totally disassemble, clean, replace seals,
inspect bearings, prep/paint etc.
To replace the drive flange shaft seals, you remove large shaft nut
that secures the drive flange, the four bolts which secure the shaft and
seal to the differential, slide out the shaft with flange, bearing seal
etc. as one unit.
The book says to remove the keyway and flange from the shaft ( no
mention of pressing it off ) to access and replace the seal and bearing
if needed. Well i forgot to bring my magic wand to the shop today, and
even with 20 tons on it in the press, that flange refuses to pop.
On the first attempt i broke one flange i am seagulling another off a
spare diff., second attempt and a better bite (not on the flange bolt
lip ) i got it to pop but not without the aid of heat.
I ran out of time, so i figured i'd post this question before i
attempt to separate the spare flange.has anyone been down this road?
On a brighter note i fabricated a differential case spreader this
weekend to remove the ring and pinion carrier assy, it came out sweet
and made the job a breeze, i'll post a pic if anyone is interested.
Thanks for any responses in advance.