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Author: Subject: Escort Axle Half Shaft Bearing
Toys2

posted on 11/5/21 at 09:05 AM Reply With Quote
Escort Axle Half Shaft Bearing

Hi All, I'm after some advice

I've got to change the half shaft bearing on my Striker, I believe that the axle is from a MK2 Escort

I've borrowed a slide hammer. Due to having a narrow garage, the work will have to be done on my drive, so I'd prefer to get it all in and out in a day

I've changed the bearings on a Capri axle a very long time ago, but not Escort


Are there any retaining clips or a sleeve to hold the bearing onto the shaft, or is it just a press fit?
If it's just a press fit, can this be done without heat or a proper press? (I do have access to these at work, but I won't be there for a week)



Thanks in advance

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theconrodkid

posted on 11/5/21 at 10:16 AM Reply With Quote
it,s a press fit with a super tight retainer on the inside, the only way unless you have a million ton press is to cut the retainer with a cutting disc on an angry grinder, sometimes you have to break the bearing and cut the inner race as well....same as a capri really





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Mr Whippy

posted on 11/5/21 at 10:50 AM Reply With Quote
tbh I'd just take it round to the local garage and give them the hassle. Most ask for very little money if any. I do this for all my axle and bush replacements as they have all the expensive kit and sometimes if their really busy they let me just use it but usually I just tell them there's no rush and they do it in a couple of days at most. I've got better things to do with my time
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Toys2

posted on 11/5/21 at 11:46 AM Reply With Quote
Thanks both
I'll get the shaft out and see If I can do it, if not a local garage is a good shout

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nick205

posted on 11/5/21 at 12:18 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mr Whippy
tbh I'd just take it round to the local garage and give them the hassle. Most ask for very little money if any. I do this for all my axle and bush replacements as they have all the expensive kit and sometimes if their really busy they let me just use it but usually I just tell them there's no rush and they do it in a couple of days at most. I've got better things to do with my time



Excellent advice and I've done/do the same myself - professional garages have the proper kit to do the jobs. As you say they rarely ask for much (if any) money to do a small job either. A decent stack of biscuits often helps

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adithorp

posted on 11/5/21 at 01:13 PM Reply With Quote
Just bear in mind a lot of garages/mechanics these days won't have seen or done one of these.

We used to (pre angle grinder) split the retainer with a chisel and BFO hammer... Just watch out for the flying bits. They've been known to cause shrapnel wounds





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