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Wheel bearing dust cap

Post by Ivanerrol » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 8:51 pm

Those who have had the occasion to work on the wheel bearings know the frustration of removing the dust cap without "The Special Tool"

Struggling with a large screw driver and hammer banging away is a right P.I.T.A.

I have this tool - all of $10.00 from the Asian $2.00 tool shop.
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adjust it to wither side of the dust cap flanges and give a quick tap to the tool arms with a hammer.
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Two taps and it's off. Spares much frustration
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Re: Wheel bearing dust cap

Post by Bartman4800 » Wed 24 Jan, 2018 10:41 am

Nice one!

But what about the installation tool?
Yes I know you can use a drift and a hammer, but there are better options.

Do you have a tool for that too?
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Re: Wheel bearing dust cap

Post by Ivanerrol » Wed 24 Jan, 2018 10:55 am

Bartman4800 wrote:
Wed 24 Jan, 2018 10:41 am
Nice one!

But what about the installation tool?
Yes I know you can use a drift and a hammer, but there are better options.

Do you have a tool for that too?
Yes. Special adjustment tools.

Top : Medium adjustment tool
Bottom Heavy adjustment tool
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A new dust cap comes with the wheel bearing kit. I use rubber mallet and large centre bunch carefully.
According to some instructions, you are supposed to tap the end of the axle and bearing lightly with a hammer to seat.

Not that I've checked but the special removal installation tool is probably too many $$$$ to worth worrying about.
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Re: Wheel bearing dust cap

Post by John Green » Wed 24 Jan, 2018 1:05 pm

Factory tool looks like this, works to remove and install, very easy to use.

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Re: Wheel bearing dust cap

Post by Ivanerrol » Wed 24 Jan, 2018 1:09 pm

Hi John.
How much is that special factory tool for the average every day backyard shade tree mechanic to buy?
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Re: Wheel bearing dust cap

Post by Bartman4800 » Wed 24 Jan, 2018 1:29 pm

Looks like a slide hammer, connected to a pulley extractor...
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