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nflfreak43 March 14th, 2010 04:12 PM

drive shaft center support (carrier Bearing)
how do i get the drive shaft fully out of the Bearing. im replaceing the support and i have the drive shaft fully pulled from beneath the truck. i pull on it and it stops and i dont see anyway of getting it fully out so i can put the new support and bearing in.

thanks for any help.

Lostin90s March 14th, 2010 05:15 PM

They r pressed on.The bearing and dust slinger r both pressed on. But the 2 shafts should come apart as mine did . But been wrong several times.

Surprised you truck has the 2 pc driveshaft . All SC truck I had were 1 except my current long bed truck had the single . Good to know . Guess I'll keep the couple 1 pc shafts I got just in case.

Good luck
I got Ford Manuals if need info .

Klitch March 14th, 2010 05:16 PM

typically a carrier bearing, or pillow block, uses a taper lock on the bearing. taper locks use usually 1 set screw and a drilled hole for punching the collar into a bind on the bearing and shaft.

pictures would help me since I've never had a truck with one, but play with them enough at work.

Oh lostin90's knows the answer. forgive me, I know nothing of these carrier bearings then, work applications dont apply here then. BUT, possibly could.

nflfreak43 March 14th, 2010 05:41 PM

ok we have it broke down to the point to where the only part left is part of the outer casing and the inner part of the bearing. everything else has fell apart.

here comes a pic in just a second.

nflfreak43 March 14th, 2010 05:44 PM

my finger is pointing at the inner part of the bearing im having trouble getting off.

Klitch March 14th, 2010 05:51 PM

LOL yeah, your gonna have fun with that.

heres some things you can do depending on the length of shaft. I'll start with the most basic, intrusive idea that will work but requires patience so you dont marr the shaft.

1: take a grinder of any kind with a cut off disc, (prefer air grinder for weight and taking a small amount at a time) you can probably get it to move by just cutting it through in one spot. you may be able to coax it along with a hammer and punch after splitting its grip on the shaft. all else fails, cut her in two entirely. If your afraid to cut too deep, use a chisel after you think that you've dug far enough, it aught'a split with some thumpin.

2: Torch and a gear puller if you have this option. anti seize never hurts if you can get it to budge without heat. I understand this requires specific tools, but it works well.

nflfreak43 March 14th, 2010 06:12 PM

ok well im gonna just wait and take the drive shaft to the shop in the morning and have them take the rest of the bearing off and press the new one on.

nine5flareside March 16th, 2010 01:39 AM

Let us know how it turns out.

nflfreak43 March 16th, 2010 07:34 PM

well yesterday we had reassembled the driveshaft and drove it and still had a vibration.

but come to find out the u-joints werent aligned correctly. realigned them today and no vibration.

all fixed.

Lostin90s March 16th, 2010 07:53 PM

Great . Glad it worked out for ya

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