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planebow Robert Howard
Kalispell, MT, USA   USA
I have my diff out and am going to replace the case gasket, output seals, and pinion seal. While I have it apart I am going to install a 1/2 pipe plug in the bottom. The problem I have is that I can not get the output shafts out. I have the bolts all out but the shafts will not budge. Is there a secret that anyone has a I don't want to bend the flange getting it out.

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walla walla, WA, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Portland"
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
Those have close fitting bearings that press into the housing so you have to pull them fairly strong to get the bearings to slide out . Some apparently are pretty snug while others can be pulled with little effort.
Dan

planebow Robert Howard
Kalispell, MT, USA   USA
I think I will make a plate to bolt to the shaft for my slide hammer.

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Herald948 Andrew Mace
East Nassau, upstate NY, USA   USA
A rubber mallet usually works for me.



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planebow Robert Howard
Kalispell, MT, USA   USA
I tried with a plastic dead blow hammer with no luck, will set up the slide hammer later today.

clshore Carter Shore
Beverly Hills, FL, USA   USA
You DID remove all 4 of the allen head bolts on each side that retain the sealing plate, right? smiling smiley
(item 123803)

https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID005735
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-123803

Some folks mistakenly use sealant or even Loctite on the bearings.
(Hopefully NOT Loctite Red)

planebow Robert Howard
Kalispell, MT, USA   USA
Yes all bolts were out, even when I got the slide hammer on them they were still very hard to get out. The inside was very thick with build up. Has been setting since the late 80's.

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
We might have to blast.

Yellowhawk Valley Avatar
walla walla, WA, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Portland"
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
In reply to # 1505762 by planebow Yes all bolts were out, even when I got the slide hammer on them they were still very hard to get out. The inside was very thick with build up. Has been setting since the late 80's.

It sounds from this that you did manage to get them out.
Dan

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billspit Bill Kea
Moore, Spartanburg, SC, USA   USA
I have torn down several rear ends and had no problems. I wonder if you are going to find something bad inside?

planebow Robert Howard
Kalispell, MT, USA   USA
Did not find anything bad inside. It was in need of a lube change in a bad way though. Broke one bearing when pressing them off so will replace both stub axle bearings along with the seals.

clshore Carter Shore
Beverly Hills, FL, USA   USA
There are two different stub axle sizes, with two different bearings, so take care that you get the right ones.
The bearings look the same OD, but are not.
The bearing ID is the tell.

planebow Robert Howard
Kalispell, MT, USA   USA
Thanks, will make sure they match the good one that I have.

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