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Need to buy/borrow/copy EA rear wheel bearing tool

rear tool trailing *arm bearing wheel punch

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#1 carfreak85

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 04:41 PM

Throwing this out to the community for help.

 

I'm looking to buy/borrow/copy the driver used to release the rear wheel bearings from an EA-series trailing arm.  I've got two sets of wheel bearings that need changing and I'd REALLY prefer to not use a punch to break these guys free.


Any leads you can provide will help.



#2 BEECHBM69

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:10 PM

I think I remember somewhere on here where somebody modified a hub tool from a 4wd Ford to work. Might poke around and see if that will work for you. 

 

Dan



#3 DaveT

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:31 PM

I have one of the official sockets for them. It will work if the nut isn't stuck. For the tight ones, I modified a tool for my air powered impact hammer. Ground the end so it could hit the notch and not deform it. Buzzed it enough to get it to turn, then the socket did the rest.

I used by HD Dremel tool to cut the staked edge out, otherwise forget turning it.

#4 carfreak85

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:41 PM

DaveT, are you willing to loan out that tool so I can copy it?



#5 Sapper 157

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:50 PM

Or perhaps DaveT could give dimensions, materials, and pictures so the tool could be accurately fabricated?

#6 DaveT

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 06:06 PM

The socket one? I think I can make up a drawing later tonight.

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 06:17 PM

I have one, but it's buried from moving, and I won't have time to look until after the holiday.

 

 

I know someone just found a socket with the appropriate OD, and cut it out until the 4 teeth were left.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:38 PM

I think I remember somewhere on here where somebody modified a hub tool from a 4wd Ford to work. Might poke around and see if that will work for you. 

 

Dan

 

this.

 

there is a 2 pin socket in appropriate diameter available at most auto stores.  I think it is a Ford tool.  But it's hte same diameter, and has 2 notches directly across from eachother.  It's enough to work.  Don't need all 4 notches.



#9 DaveT

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 07:43 PM

Here is a drawing of the rear wheel bearing removal socket:

Attached File  Subaru Rear Axle Socket.PDF   45.42K   27 downloads







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