03-23-2009, 07:36 AM
How do you remove the seal on the hub without damaging the race, bearing, or hub? Does it require a special tool?
When installing the new seal, how tight should it be against the bearing?
03-23-2009, 07:41 AM
there is a seal puller that looks like a hook.
you can also pry them out with a screwdriver if you are careful.
there are some other ways but those are the easiest for a beginner
as far as installing, just tap the seal in so it is flush with the outer edge of the hub on most seals... Look at the old one before you remove it to see how it is installed. It does not touch the bearing at all or it will wear
03-23-2009, 10:40 AM
I used the hooked end of a small crowbar the last time I did the job. Just take your time and don't pry on the inner bearing. Expect to destroy the seal.
To install the new seal, I use a nice, clean scrap of 2x4 (I clean the dust/off off with mineral spirits). Lay the hub inner-side-up on a workbench, lay the seal over the hole in the hub, put the wide side of the 2x4 on it and hit the 2x4 with a hammer to drive the seal flush with the hub. So simple a caveman can do it.
03-27-2009, 09:37 PM
HI. on the seal on always put some selastic on theedge before driving it in that makes sure no water will get by right there.
04-01-2009, 04:47 PM
To remove the inner seal after you remove the outside bearing screw the nut back on a few turns and pull the hub off. Pops the seal out and dose not hurt any thing else.