Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Windham, ME
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I'm not sure a dump trailer develops the necessary force, I've done shorter driveshafts in a 20 ton shop press before and it felt like it took everything that press had to bust it loose. Having a crew cab long bed 2WD, our shop press wasn't long enought (I want to say each piece of my driveshaft is about 6' long) so I had to take it to the driveshaft shop. IIRC it cost about $40 to have the old one pressed off and the new one pressed on.
Another thing you can try, if you have really good drill bits, is to drill almost all the way through using a bit slightly smaller than the inner race's thickness. Then give it a good whack with a hammer & chisel. Dana 44 rear wheel bearings have a spacer or retainer on the spline side of the bearing, and that's how you remove it so the bearing will press off.
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1991 F350 Lariat XLT, 7.3l, 5-speed, crew cab, SRW, 3.55, 2WD.
1990 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, in the process of a major overhaul/upgrade. OM617 on the horizon! Front & rear Dana 44s from a Wagoneer till I get some 1-ton axles built & narrowed, and eventually a front shackle reversal. Diesel YJ, bay-BEE, and not a cookie-cutter 4BT conversion!