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Author Topic: Carrier Bearing Replacement...  (Read 2947 times)

repacs0103

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Carrier Bearing Replacement...
« on: November 26, 2010, 06:16:39 PM »
I drove the HD over to my parents house yesterday to pick up my plow out of storage in the barn, and on the way home the carrier bearing decided to self destruct.   >:(  I picked up a new one today and proceeded to drop the shafts in order to replace it...unfortunately what should have been a relatively simple job turned into a 4.5 hour ordeal because lo and behold the slip yoke was seized tight.  The front and mid u-joints looked pretty old too, so I decided to replace those while I had everything apart, since I had to disassemble the mid one anyway to get the driveshafts apart.  Everything is back together now, but I just thought I'd share my pain...that dang seized shaft, 25 mph wind and 27 degrees made for a pretty horrible day! 
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Re: Carrier Bearing Replacement...
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2010, 06:34:57 PM »
Kinda nice to hear that I'm not the only one suffering from one of those "piece of cake" jobs ;)

Of course...it's always the worst weather thrown in to boot. In a couple more weeks...my heated shop will be online!

Ed

 

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Re: Carrier Bearing Replacement...
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2010, 06:48:30 PM »
Oh how I wish I had a heated shop...well I do have a heated 2.5 car garage, but the HD is definitely too tall to fit  :'(  Luckily it's supposed to be a few degrees warmer tomorrow when I'll be finishing getting the salter ready.
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Re: Carrier Bearing Replacement...
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2010, 06:54:02 PM »
I know what you mean..that's why I made one bay in my barn 30X14 (9' ceiling) with a side tool room at 11X11. Just finished the 2" blue board insulation and have a Monitor 41 kerosene direct vent heater.  Big enough for my 3500HD's ..but not too big to heat.

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Re: Carrier Bearing Replacement...
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2010, 07:42:16 PM »
I hate those days. A 'simple' job turns into a nightmare because of the unexpected things. Wind, rain, cold, rust, etc.. I wish I had a garage. Heated or not.  :(
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Re: Carrier Bearing Replacement...
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2010, 10:13:39 PM »
Wow I thought it was cold when it gets to 40, yall already having 27 degree weather.

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Re: Carrier Bearing Replacement...
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2010, 02:55:37 AM »
I went out to get some work done on the HD this weekend, but gave up as it was about 20 degrees, I have no where inside to put it. About 100 miles up the road where some friends of mine went wheeling for the weekend it was a solid 0!! One of the guys has an open Landrover 90 with no heater!!!

I think I'm gonna wait for the 'cold snap' we're having to pass before getting some more work done.
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