rear wheel bearings

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02 Jun 2022 23:57 #45502 by Thom
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I am in the process of repacking the rear wheel bearings on my 1933 8101A Auburn. So far I've needed a wheel puller to remove the wooden wheel drums, a slide hammer to remove the axles from the rear housing and now I'm stuck at getting the bearings off the tapor axle. I am using a 3 jaw gear puller but they wont budge. I have been using P B Blaster with no results. Would someone tell me the trick to removing the bearings? Is it necessary to take it to a shop to have them removed professionally and then have them pressed back on? They were packed 2500 miles ago, still have grease in them, but need to be redone. Any advice would be very helpful. Thanks, Thom

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04 Jun 2022 02:15 #45507 by JIM.OBRIEN
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I'm not firmiliar with the 8-101A but why do you have to pull the bearings off the shaft to repack them? You have access to the bearing, just repack them in place.

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04 Jun 2022 18:27 #45510 by Thom
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Thanks Jim, That is the route I will take if I don't get any other solutions. It is accessible with the axle removed.

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09 Jun 2022 02:50 #45537 by Thom
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Jim, You idea worked great. Bearings packed and axles back onto thecar.

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10 Jun 2022 01:34 #45541 by JIM.OBRIEN
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Thom, I'm glad it worked out! Now take it on a long drive to get the greese where it wants to be.

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