ZX / 306 Front wheel bearings

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rossd
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ZX / 306 Front wheel bearings

Post by rossd »

These usually need a press to get them out, but if the press wont budge them, try and remove the ballraces and inner tracks of the bearing so all you are left with is the outer track pressed into the hub carrier. (This is after removing the hub btw)
Now, with a welder, weld a ring of weld around the inside of the bearing. Let it cool, and find a big drift (eg big socket, I used a 55mm) and a hammer. The bearing should simply pop out.
The theory is that as the weld cools it contracts, pulling the bearing with it.
Ross