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Old 06-15-2012, 03:31 AM
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Axle bearing problem

I got a 3rd gen. Camaro rear end from a salvage yard. I am trying to replace the axle bearings an oil seals but I have ran into a big problem. The left side bearing is stuck very tight in the housing. First I tried using a a slide hammer. No movement. Next I went to Harbor Freight and bought an axle bearing removal set. No luck with removal. Then I made an attachment that I could put a hook in and pull with my come along, no go. I heated the housing using my bottle torch, come along, and a few whacks with a heavy ball peen hammer still no go. Suggestions.

I have no idea what year it is but here is the number that is stamped on the ring gear. I hope someone can identify it for me.
Gm3984825 15 41 12 75

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I have to ask so don't take offense. Did you remove the "C" clip from the axle?
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Axle bearing removal

You may have to remove the axle shaft from the other side.
Run a long pipe 1/2 to 3/4 " clear through the center section from the other side.
Angle it a little so that it hooks the bearing then pound on the pipe from the other side.

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Yes I did remove the C clip. Perhaps the pipe will work. Next!
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When they are stuck like that, I knock the rollers out and run a weld bead most of the way around the ID of the outer race. After it cools, the race will fall out.
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When they are stuck like that, I knock the rollers out and run a weld bead most of the way around the ID of the outer race. After it cools, the race will fall out.
That works great but his problem is having trouble getting the axle out of the rearend housing.
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OK that part of my post is worked out but I still do not know the details of the rear end.
Ring gear number: GM3948825 15 41 12 75
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That works great but his problem is having trouble getting the axle out of the rearend housing.

Says bearing. Three times.


Its a 2.73:1 ratio and seems to be made in 1975 which would be a 2nd Gen Camaro with an 8.5 axle.
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Says bearing. Three times.


Its a 2.73:1 ratio and seems to be made in 1975 which would be a 2nd Gen Camaro with an 8.5 axle.
Note the word "housing" in the OP
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i have a 3rd gen rearend in my 58 truk.
no c-clip, the bearing is held on with a wedding band and the backing plate/bearing retainer.
maybe your 3rd gen is different, but mine (86 trans am w/3.27) had no c-clip
i unbolted the backing plate and pulled the axles out
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When they are stuck like that, I knock the rollers out and run a weld bead most of the way around the ID of the outer race. After it cools, the race will fall out.
This is a good solution. Just dont make a deep penetrating weld.Heating red hot with a torch also works.
A - C clip axle has the bearing pressed into the end of the axle tube. welding inside the bearing shell and letting it cool will shrink it enough the slide hammer will pull it.The axle does not have the bearing pressed on it.
The axle that Ogre has, may be very similar but has a different style bearing pressed on the axle, with a small collar or lock that goes on to serve as a positive lock to keep the bearing in place.Also before the bearing goes on , there is the retainer plate that goes on that holds the seal and bearing in the housing, by bolting it to the axle housing flange at the end of each tube.
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