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Old 07-21-2012, 10:52 AM
Mike Mike is offline
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Default Secrets to Installing Rotor/ Wheel Bearing Seal?

I'm repacking my bearings and noticed the seal was deformed. So I pulled it, and now having quite a bit of trouble getting new seal in. It just does not want to go into the rotor. This is my second seal now, since I destroyed the first one. Any advice?
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:54 AM
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Default Re: Secrets to Installing Rotor/ Wheel Bearing Seal?

yup, sit it in the rotor. Use a hammer to gently tap it in. Tap around in a circle. Dont tap one spot to much and kick the seal.

Once the seal is flush, use a large socket and repeat until its seated.
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:35 PM
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Default Re: Secrets to Installing Rotor/ Wheel Bearing Seal?

I do like Pooleo said except instead of a large socket I use a block of wood, it has more flat area.

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