Propshaft centre bearing replacement

Propshaft centre bearing replacement

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Drew SS

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2,683 posts

139 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Ok so I've done it replaced the centre bearing I've borrowed the pics just thought I'd write up how it was done if anyone is interested




Remove from car and you have this



Cut away existing rubber that is left holding the hanger to the bearing slide down the shaft away from you



Cut through the steel and rubber casing to expose the bearing




You will be left with the bearing cut the casing with the grinder until its all removed






Grab a big punch these pics show the bearing still there as I cut mine off I had more to hit to ensure the snap ring popped and the shaft started moving it too a couple of good wacks



And then you have this just like a cv joint really just make sure before the shft comes out you mark both side of prop to make sure it goes back in on the same spline as it will need rebalancing if it doesn't after you have it apart reassemble with the new bearing .....

Drew SS

Original Poster:

2,683 posts

139 months

Monday 14th January 2013
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Bump

dave vxr

55 posts

93 months

Monday 14th January 2013
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thanks, was easy, fish sending me new bearing wed. happy man.

Vxr2010

2,047 posts

114 months

Tuesday 15th January 2013
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I thought it was a welded item but clearly not as would have done it myself instead oh well

MyM8V8

9,433 posts

150 months

Tuesday 15th January 2013
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Nice one Andy. I did wonder.

gsd2000

11,515 posts

138 months

Tuesday 20th May 2014
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this is brilliant, i need to do mine

22BAndy

28 posts

74 months

Tuesday 20th May 2014
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Was yours noisy or just split rubber?

I have a noise when driving, its not very loud, just like a constant sshhhhhhhhhhhhh sort of sound. I really notice it at low speeds and if I knock it out of gear and coast at 20/30 its quite noticeable. I was wondering if it was prop bearing or rear diff frown

cheers. Andy

gsd2000

11,515 posts

138 months

Tuesday 20th May 2014
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found this via a facebook group

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lDr0-Jx8Fc

snowwolf

11,500 posts

130 months

Tuesday 20th May 2014
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Loved the video he was such an animal biggrin sure would not want him to change my bearing lol
I would suggest that you can hold the prop like he did in the vice but no way tighten the vice up like he did, that's a sure way to ruin the CV bearing, use a bearing puller to remove the Knackered bearing.
When fitting new bearing warm it up in the oven on low, hot enough not to ruin the rubber but hot enough not to be able to hold it with bare hands, the bearing should knock on very easy, and use a bit of pipe, NOT the other half of the shaft!!!

Drew SS

Original Poster:

2,683 posts

139 months

Wednesday 1st July 2015
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This was a post I made way back it's as easy as the pics suggest personally I wouldn't bother with the one piece as vibration does show itself at 200 Klm/ph which I've seen on a car just recently

Andy

mikeyb1987

2,345 posts

109 months

Wednesday 1st July 2015
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Drew SS said:
This was a post I made way back it's as easy as the pics suggest personally I wouldn't bother with the one piece as vibration does show itself at 200 Klm/ph which I've seen on a car just recently

Andy
Thanks Andy smile

seprim

7 posts

143 months

Saturday 2nd December 2017
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Thanks for posting these pics
Andrew