Contact Us Advertise Speedwake 2. OEM Part Finder new! Jeff, I have access to a huge selection of drivers. Took like 10 minutes and was a cinch, no pounding or pulling required. When the new one goes back in I will definately put the notches out!!! I am building a puller.

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Password Please enter a password for your user account. Don’t have anything better to do so I looked it up: Guess I’ll gikbal what happens.

Canada Jeff is offline. Something could probably be constructed to make it easier. Have a marina do the job, they can be a real b1tch!! But I got it.

If you are real lucky the housing is already installed with the notches facing out and all you would need to do is replace the cartridge bearing.

It’s been over a year since I did mine housing and all, but I do remember homemaed to pull them the way you describe and not being able to.


Homemade Gimbal Bearing Puller

September 17th, Once Gijbal got them tight, I gave it 5 or 6 good hammers and then they would pop out. Took like 10 minutes and was a cinch, no pounding or pulling required. It was at mercstuff. Thanks for the tip on re-installing with the notches out!!!

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If the gimbal bearing had not given me a problem, replacing it and the bellows was really not a bad job to do myself. Register Now In order to be able to post messages on the Speedwake 2.

This way you won’t damage the bearing beating the housing in. I then used a 3 clawed slide hammer and pulled the outer aluminum ring off. Lots of things have to lay flat. September 18th, I am building a puller.

Hopefully it all bearibg that smoothly. I made one from an aluminum plate and a “T” welded to a length of chain and astud welded to free end. BT, I tried using my slide hammer and I beat and beat on it.


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Also, it wasn’t a show-stopper, but little bits of the pvc chipped off when hammering. Bt Doctur, what does the end piece connect to? It is a heavy puller, with an 8 lb. I bent several steel plates with my homemade beairng and couldnt get it.

August 13th, For some unknown reason merc installed these with the notches facing in to make things hard. I am replacing the bellows and the gimbal bearing.

Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links. I was told by local marina mechanic that he could never get one out with a slide hammer either.

But I thought my boat was a gen I. I just replaced one of my cartridge bearings last night while leaving the housing in place.