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From: Florida
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posted 03-21-2002 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for beachbum     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I want to change my rear axle shaft bearings on my 1968 [289] and have a few questions. Can I get the axles out without a puller? Which bearing is more likely to wear out first, the left axle bearing or the right? Want to pull the one most likely first. Thanks.

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posted 03-21-2002 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Probably the right side because it's the drive side, but there probably isn't much of a difference.

After you unbolt the retainer, you can take your brake drum, install it on the studs and screw the lugnuts in a few threads, and use the brake drum as a slide hammer. Most of the time it just takes a few sharp snaps.


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