XT turbo (4wd) rear bearing removal

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Re: XT turbo (4wd) rear bearing removal

Postby Bram_R on Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:00 pm

After a lot of installing subframe parts, it's time for installing the new bearings.

The manual states for installing the stub-shaft portion of the rear driveshaft first in the control arm.
Unfortunately, these stubshaft were stuck in these driveshafts for quite some years rusted in place.

At last I made a section of a pipe and was able to press of the joint from the stubshaft by using an impact wrenck and the axle nut.
While screwing on the axle nut, it slowly pressed off the universal joint from the stubshaft, took maximum air pressure and a lot of time...

Anyway, some pics of the removed stubshaft. As you can see, there's a seal between the joint and the stubshaft. Probably for preventing water coming in the splines. The metal cover it damaged during disassembly, need to replace it.

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Re: XT turbo (4wd) rear bearing removal

Postby Bram_R on Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:48 pm

Where the old set conisted of 2 bearings, spacer, 2 outer races with spacer, the new set only has 2 bearings and one outer race bushing. A lot simpler.
New set also comes from NTN, just like the old set.
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I pressed the outer bushing in the trailing arm and the inner bearing on the stubshaft.
Then after inserting the stubshaft in the trailing arm, the outer bearing is put on the stubshaft by using a hammer and a piece of pipe.
Later the outer bearing will be torqued to the required preload when the hub and axle nut are installed.
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Because upon install the stubshaft is already in the trailing arm when the large locknut is installed, I can't use my homemade special tool anymore :mrgreen:
I need to modify it, so it will become more of a socket.
When the locknut is torqued, the inner and outer seals can be installed and the trailing arm can be put on the car.
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Re: XT turbo (4wd) rear bearing removal

Postby Bram_R on Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:51 am

After some cutting and welding, I've redesigned my tool to be more like a socket, v2.0 is ready now :)

I also changed the dxf files if I need to make a new one, so if somebody needs those, pm me please.

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Now I could torque this lockring to 200Nm according to the FSM and next install the outer en inner seals.

Then I could reinstall the trailing arm on the car again. Next time bolt the outer en inner parts of the trailing arm together and install the shocks.

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Re: XT turbo (4wd) rear bearing removal

Postby Bram_R on Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:26 pm

Bram_R wrote:
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So with the harsh removal of the rear hub stubshaft, I destroyed the rubber washer and the metal cover plate as shown on the picture.

When going through the parts catalog, I think I these have the following PN's.

Metal cover (baffle plate): PN. 6233 05030 (for 1986 XT Turbo)
Rubber washer / ring (packing): PN. 6220 34010 or 6220 34020

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Re: XT turbo (4wd) rear bearing removal

Postby john in KY on Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:33 pm

Off topic but how are you managing with the terrible weather currently pounding The Netherlands ?
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Re: XT turbo (4wd) rear bearing removal

Postby Bram_R on Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:09 am

john in KY wrote:Off topic but how are you managing with the terrible weather currently pounding The Netherlands ?


It has been quite windy and rainy indeed, but the storm has passed and the damage will soon be resolved. Apart from a tree smashing the front end of my girlfriends car, no damage to my stuff luckily.

Winters used to be a lot colder over here, so we could do ice-skating and such, but over the last years, it's more wet and windy.

thanks for asking :)

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