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rusthater89 08-07-2012 12:05 PM

how do I remove this bushing on a T-350
 
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I got this in a reseal kit for replacing the speedometer drive gear. In the kit is this bushing. It is located in front of the rear seal. How do I get it out?

Also what is the best way to remove the rear seal without a seal puller?

rusthater89 08-07-2012 12:38 PM

Also, is it better to have an aluminum gear housing or is it ok to use a plastic one.

2old2fast 08-07-2012 05:29 PM

Pry the seal out w/ an appropriate tool , then you need an appropriate size driver to drive the bushing out/in ..
dave

Ripper 410 08-07-2012 05:44 PM

go to autozone and rent a bearing and bushing driver set if you don't have a seal puller use the screwdriver to bend the metal retainer ring on the seal and pry it out

rusthater89 08-07-2012 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Ripper 410 (Post 1580996)
go to autozone and rent a bearing and bushing driver set if you don't have a seal puller use the screwdriver to bend the metal retainer ring on the seal and pry it out

How much is it to rent stuff at autozone? To make sure I understand, I bend the seal with a screw driver and then pry it out with pliers?

rusthater89 08-08-2012 01:52 PM

i got the seal out. I tried using a harbor freight bushing driver. The disc shattered when I tried to drive out the bushing:mad:

Is it neccesary to replace the bushing?

rusthater89 08-08-2012 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Ripper 410 (Post 1580996)
go to autozone and rent a bearing and bushing driver set if you don't have a seal puller use the screwdriver to bend the metal retainer ring on the seal and pry it out

I called autozone. They wanted 50 bucks to rent the set. They also don't have the size that I need. I measured the new bushing and it is roughly 1 5/8 inch. The autozone only had sizes up to 1 3/8.

Oh the frustration

cobalt327 08-08-2012 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by rusthater89 (Post 1581186)
I called autozone. They wanted 50 bucks to rent the set. They also don't have the size that I need. I measured the new bushing and it is roughly 1 5/8 inch. The autozone only had sizes up to 1 3/8.

Oh the frustration

They probably wanted a $50 deposit- that's returned to you when you return the undamaged tool.

In any event, try another parts store or two until you find what you need. You can also ask for a universal cam bearing removal/installation tool to use instead.

The bushing can be removed w/o a puller, but I hesitate to say to do it because of the chance of damage if it's not done right. If you want to search for more, I'd bet there's threads and even videos on it.

mmerlinn 08-09-2012 12:29 AM

You can remove the bushing with a bushing cutter. Snapon sells them.

If you are careful you can use just about any solid chunk of metal to drive the bushing back in providing that the metal is flat against the bushing and large enough for the edge of the bushing to fully contact the metal.

rusthater89 08-09-2012 12:15 PM

[QUOTE=mmerlinn;1581321]You can remove the bushing with a bushing cutter. Snapon sells them.

Interesting tool, Do you just put the side of the curve on the edge of the bushing and hammer?

Anyway I decided I will leave the old bushing on for now. I found specs about how much the yoke can wiggle in the bushing and I should be ok, Besides the trans was rebuilt not to long ago and has few miles on it.

rusthater89 08-09-2012 12:19 PM

[QUOTE=cobalt327;1581232]They probably wanted a $50 deposit- that's returned to you when you return the undamaged tool.
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You mean they want 50 bucks deposit and then a fee on top of the deposit?

cobalt327 08-09-2012 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by cobalt327 (Post 1581232)
They probably wanted a $50 deposit- that's returned to you when you return the undamaged tool.

Quote:

Originally Posted by rusthater89 (Post 1581434)
You mean they want 50 bucks deposit and then a fee on top of the deposit?

No fee. Refundable deposit.

rusthater89 08-09-2012 07:26 PM

[QUOTE=cobalt327;1581495]No fee. Refundable deposit.[/QUO TE]

Wow if thats the case, that is pretty good then.

mmerlinn 08-10-2012 01:39 AM

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Originally Posted by mmerlinn (Post 1581321)
You can remove the bushing with a bushing cutter. Snapon sells them.

Interesting tool, Do you just put the side of the curve on the edge of the bushing and hammer?.

You place either side of the curve (the narrowest part of the tool) in the seam between the bushing and the item, then drive with a hammer.

I have worn out several of them over the years. My current one is about 2" shorter than when it was new.


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