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4wd rear bearing lock ring socket?


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#1 trentet

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Posted 26 November 2003 - 01:05 AM

Can anyone tell me where to find a rear bearing lock ring socket, I would rather not use a drift pin and have to muck up the lock ring. I took one sub assy to a Subaru dealership to repair and they used a drift pin cause they didn't have the special tool from Subaru either, do I need to fabricate one myself or what?
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#2 Adam N.D.J.

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Posted 26 November 2003 - 01:32 AM

I've heard from some that the socket for doing the front end of a chevy 4wd will work, the one with the "teeth" layed out on it. I've never actually tried it myself though.
I've never seen an actual factory/dealer tool, even the local dealership has never seen one, makes wonder if there was actually a tool made for it.

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Posted 26 November 2003 - 01:35 AM

you're probably going to need to fab one up. the subie shop i worked at had the special socket, all it is, is a thin wall 32mm???. You would be best off buying an elcheap 6 point socket and turning it on a lathe or grinding it until it fits through the hole.

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Posted 26 November 2003 - 01:41 AM

oops i'm was thinking of the special socket needed to get the nut off of the drive gear for the transfer case; in my earlier post. The special tool dose exists because I've used one before.

You might be able to fab one out of a thick wall socket that's roughly the same diameter as the lock nut.

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Posted 26 November 2003 - 10:44 AM

I own a complete set of shop manuals from subaru for my loyale and saw the picture of the tool, but unless the dealership was around in 85 when it came out they probably weren't issued the durn thing. I even have a tool part number but I seriously doubt I could get one new from subaru for less than the worth of my actual vehicle itself. I think I will fab one up from a piece of steel tube, steel plate and an old castlated nut.
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Posted 26 November 2003 - 05:50 PM

I have a fabbed tool that was used for this job. Its a socket with tabs welded on it, and a T-bar. let me know if you need it.

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Posted 26 November 2003 - 08:48 PM

That's exactly what I was looking for chef_tim. Thank you very very much, and thank you for the kind offer StormTrooper but I think I would like to have my own as I have three subis to care for. WHOOHOOO COOOL BEANIES!!!:banana:

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Posted 26 November 2003 - 10:59 PM

Nice tool:D




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