Bravo One Outdrive Service – Remove Gimbal Bearing

I’m going to show you how I got a gimbal bearing out of an out Drive even when the brain was really really stuck this is what a new one looks like you can find other videos showing how to remove the out drives the outer ring is called the carrier and the bearing goes inside the carrier and rotates around there like an eyeball that’s why it’s only gimbal bearing might need to consider that you might try a polar like this one the bearing pops right out that would be great if not you may have try a few other things attach that polar to its line here you I adapted this 13 pound hammer the slight polar this is a cheap castile puller from Harbor Freight I’m not surprising it bro this is a rear axle bearing core comes in a kit with a few different sizes the pin in the foot of the puller is not exactly in the center it’s a little off balance so that you can hold it like this and cert it through the hole and then turn it over and a foot will open up I was determined replaced this bearing without removing any other parts like u-joint bellows chip cable bellows and water pump hose you no matter how hard I tried I could not get that bearing puller to open up and see it against the back of the bearing there’s a seal about a half inch forward of the bearing and the rubber from that seal was interfering with that foot preventing the foot from swinging open and sitting against the back of the bearing there’s about a half an inch of space between the seal and the bearing I cut and chiseled and pulled that rubber part of the seal out of the way here’s what this seal looks like now that it’s been removed the foot was on this side of the seal and up against the bearing this washer and nut are used to clamp the puller to the bearing the washer was in my way I removed it by knocking out this point gain access to the seal and can rotate the bearing in the area I used a hacksaw blade to cut a notch in the Karin being careful not to cut into the housing I hammered a sharp chisel about a quarter inch away from that knowledge taking out a chunk of material and cracking all the way through that aluminum carrier a few minutes with the dremel tool remove the burr I made with the chisel allowing me to straighten out the bearing in the carrier you some guys will install this bearing carrier in backwards so that when it’s time to replace the bearing they just turn the bearing and pull it out and the two notches the book says specifically not good as well the manual makes a cryptic reference to a bearing with a red dot to be used in an X X Z and X R Bravo sterndrive units this is not one of those humans my new bearing does not have a red dot the next time I have to do this job I’ll probably go about it the same way first I’ll try to pull it out with a floor like this that doesn’t work I’ll turn the bearing sideways I’ll tear out that piece of rubber from the seal I’ll use this axle bearing puller get it seated up against the Bering possibly chisel out a little chunk of the carrier and use a bigger hammer

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