Thursday, February 16, 2012

Starter relay...

The starter relay is installed. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The right side is done. 

The left side was dry and rusted.

 Cleaned up the surfaces with a 1000 grid sand paper.

The races are in place. Used a little heat on the housing to make the job easier.

There was rust were the axle and rotor meet.

The bearing is bigger than the seal. One way would be to install the bearing and the seal then bang the axle in the bearing. I prefer to install the seal on the axle then the bearing. Once it's in place I can make sure that the seal is seated right and not pushed in. The rotor has to be off in order to see the seal. So, I put the shield and the rotor first then install the axle. In order to connect the rotor to the axle, I have drilled a hole on the shield to install the 5 bolts one by one.

The axle ready to go.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Rear wheel bearings...

The job started with a seized connector.

Not a fun job and it is tough to remove the axle assembly. I've quickly made a tool to go behind the suspension arm to have something for my extractor to grab on; The tool rests behind the "ears" where the disk protection plate is attached to. 


Removing the bearing races inside is not easy; here it is after cleaning. 

The bearing race on the shaft is a challenge to remove. I've use a torch to expend it.