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    Removing bearings from the monolink

    Folks

    I am having trouble removing the bearings from the monolink. I have tried the Wheels Mfg bearing puller to no avail. The internal sleeve prevents this tool from hooking in behind the bearing and there is insufficient friction on the internal face of the bearing to remove it.

    Will I need to take this to an enginnering shop to do, or is there something else I can try?

    Thanks for your help.

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    Cant you just use a socket to knock them out? I think I did it in a vise though with sockets.

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    Not that I am aware of. My understand is the bearings are seating against the housing of the monolink, and between the bearings through the monolink itself is a sleeve the same diameter as the inner diameter of the bearing.

    To clarify, I am referring to the suspension bearings, not the bottom bracket bearings.

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    I am pretty darn sure you can just push them out from the other side. Try it

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    Quote Originally Posted by chcmuzza View Post
    Folks

    I am having trouble removing the bearings from the monolink. I have tried the Wheels Mfg bearing puller to no avail. The internal sleeve prevents this tool from hooking in behind the bearing and there is insufficient friction on the internal face of the bearing to remove it.

    Will I need to take this to an enginnering shop to do, or is there something else I can try?

    Thanks for your help.
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    Anyway since I did it I am pretty sure it works. Turn the socket so the flat is against the bearing on one side and smaller than the surrounding metal. Pick another that is larger than the bear so it can pop out inside. Then put it in a vise. It isn't that hard.

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    I agree with sxotty, I asked Ethan a while back about this and that is what I remember him saying. Just drive the bearing through the monolink from either side. I haven't done it yet but now I am tempted to go try it.

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    Thanks folks, I'll have another look at it. BTW I am in New Zealand.

    Cheers

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    It is easy. I push the bearings out with a socket using a vice with a larger socket on the push out side so the bearing can go into it.

    The only awkward bit is when the bearing you are pushing drops into the middle of the monolink.

    Being in the wet and muddy UK I get to change mine often.

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    I have instructions if needed! It is as the others have mentioned, easy and just need to drive one out (no internal landings) then the other...

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    Thanks for the help guys, all done using a vice and a couple of sockets. Took a lot of force to move them though.

    Question, I assume I lightly grease the axles when reinstalling them onto the new bearnings?

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    Yes! We have been using anti-seize to help ward off corrosion from steel bearings.

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