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RF1A Cage Bearing Removal
« on: Feb 25, 2019, 05:32:58 PM »
Hello all, I've searched and have not found the answer. I am rebuilding a gear drive t-case out of my 93 and am currently working on how to remove the low speed gear cage bearings. Before I get the mini-crow bar or even think about cutting races, I figured I'd ask the experts. Is there a specialty tool for these bearings or am I overthinking? Or maybe they never wear out and I should leave them in place. All tips are appreciated!  :confused:

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Re: RF1A Cage Bearing Removal
« Reply #1 on: Feb 26, 2019, 09:27:25 AM »
Post a picture of the bearing in reference please.
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Re: RF1A Cage Bearing Removal
« Reply #3 on: Feb 26, 2019, 02:29:03 PM »
https://www.marlincrawler.com/transfer-case/parts-upgrade/misc-hardware/hilux/low-speed-gear-cage-bearing I'm guessing this 1.....

You are correct. There is one in the pocket on cover #3 and one partially in a pocket on cover #2. I can probably use a punch on the one in the partial pocket but the other looks more like a real pain. I'm guessing a special puller on a slide hammer but I'd like to know the easy way from all of the experience you guys have.

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Re: RF1A Cage Bearing Removal
« Reply #4 on: Feb 26, 2019, 03:43:51 PM »
Maybe this will help

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Re: RF1A Cage Bearing Removal
« Reply #5 on: Feb 26, 2019, 04:17:26 PM »
Thank you. That would certainly work. By chance, does anyone know of a readily available equivalent to the Toyota sst? I'm tempted to leave the bearings in place at this point. I tend to do more damage than good the first few times. Why pay someone to do it when I can mess it up and fix it for four times the cost?!

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Re: RF1A Cage Bearing Removal
« Reply #6 on: Feb 26, 2019, 05:12:44 PM »
There's this tool, https://www.tillmantools.com/otc-toyota-09612-30012-steering-worm-bearing-pull-p/otc09612-30012.htm

But, I pulled that bearing out with this tool https://www.harborfreight.com/3-jaw-pilot-bearing-puller-4876.html

I just had to grind the jaws enough so that the little tabs would hook on the bearing.

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Re: RF1A Cage Bearing Removal
« Reply #7 on: Feb 26, 2019, 05:46:54 PM »
There's this tool, https://www.tillmantools.com/otc-toyota-09612-30012-steering-worm-bearing-pull-p/otc09612-30012.htm

But, I pulled that bearing out with this tool https://www.harborfreight.com/3-jaw-pilot-bearing-puller-4876.html

I just had to grind the jaws enough so that the little tabs would hook on the bearing.

Many thanks! I was looking at that one from harbor freight but wasn't sure it would work on that large of a diameter.

Thanks again! I will give it a roll!

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Re: RF1A Cage Bearing Removal
« Reply #8 on: Feb 27, 2019, 07:44:13 AM »
I just used 2 pieces of plate clamped to the edge of a table and hit it with a brass hammer
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Re: RF1A Cage Bearing Removal
« Reply #9 on: Feb 28, 2019, 07:31:09 AM »
Thanks for the advice Gents. The modified pilot bearing puller worked like a charm.

 
 
 
 
 

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