View Full Version : Bearing Removal Tricks?

2012.01.25, 12:01 AM
What do you guys do to remove your bearings? I'm always scared of scratching/denting them with the random tools and methods I use.



2012.01.25, 01:30 AM
I use all the wrong tools, screw driver(flat/phillips), allen wrench, axle from the knuckle for which the wheel came off of...

I try to use even pressure accross the bearing but it doesn't always work.

Or I could just give this a try http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=18428 but it is labeled installation tool.


2012.01.25, 02:00 AM
From the inside half of the wheel hub (towards chassis centerline), I use needle-nose pliers and pull straight out; for the outside half, I punch them through with a screwdriver. I haven't experienced any problems yet and the method is very quick (~5-7s per front wheel).

2012.01.25, 05:48 AM
What beybey said.
Ive been using it for 3 years. Very easy to install bearings, very easy to remove them. Like 1 sec per bearing :p


2012.01.25, 10:23 AM
If you want to go fancy you can try Muchmore bearing removal tool. They are expensive and work only ok, but I believe their design minimizes chances of scratching the bearing inner surface. They seem to be hard to find on the web. Part numbers are MK-BRT02 (2 mm) and MK-BRt03 (3 mm).

Pictures here: http://haagringnews.blogspot.com/2011/04/muchmore-bearing-remover-tool.html

2012.01.26, 11:19 PM
That muchmore tool is exactly whay I was looking for. I have seen the atomic style tool but that doesn't help with removal of the initial bearing or motor mount bearing. I've done the pliers thing too but found it annoying. I knew there had to be a proper tool.

Thanks ffreitas.