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Old 07-28-2009, 01:16 PM
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My support bearing the is under the pickup bed blew out today. It connects the two shafts into one. Does anyone know how to replace this?


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Old 07-28-2009, 01:32 PM
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Take the drive shaft out. Once its out, most likely the center bearing won't just slide off so you may have to hammer the **** out of it. Maybe even use a little heat. I never changed one in a pickup but have done them in a big rig. I figure it should pretty much be the same concept.
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Remove the rear shaft first. Then remove the front half including the carrier as one piece. take it a machine shop (unless you have the right tools) and have them remove and press a new bearing on.
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I bought the bearing with the support and it looks like you just slide it on.. but i do have to pull the shaft. ok thanks. if there is anything else, let me know


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I don't have one of those, but IIRC, it does look as though it slides on and off, but that is not the case and it does need to pressed or the use a a BFH. lol
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how do i remove the center bearing from a 1997 dodge ram 4x4 pick up? i droppen the drive shaft but can not get the center bearing off of shaft.
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Press? Haynes or http://dodgeforum.com/forum/2nd-gen-...e-manuals.html might help.
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