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#1 Dutchie32 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 24, 2014 - 03:49 PM

Can someone direct me on how to remove and replace bronze wheel bearings/bushings for rear right wheel on my 1054?

 

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Posted April 24, 2014 - 04:35 PM

I cannot find any threads on it

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Posted April 24, 2014 - 04:47 PM

Some one will come along that can help- not sure on a Bolens - on a bush hog I just knock them out with a punch and then press the new bushings back in to place

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Posted April 24, 2014 - 04:51 PM

Some one will come along that can help- not sure on a Bolens - on a bush hog I just knock them out with a punch and then press the new bushings back in to place

 

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Not really much to them.

Find something to punch them out then press them in.



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 05:00 PM

They make a bushing driver set that has drivers with a shoulder to go into the bushing so you don't collapse the end. Support the wheel on the hub and drive the bushing in without a press.You can find these sets at harbor freight or ebay fairly cheap. the biggest thing to watch is how you support the wheel so you don't warp it.


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Posted April 24, 2014 - 06:02 PM

So do I need to take the whole rear end off to put it in a press? Or will I be able to press them in another way? Thanks

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Posted April 24, 2014 - 06:24 PM

The whole thing can be removed separately:

 

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Posted April 24, 2014 - 07:28 PM

Ahhh ok thanks! I will take apart and may contact you Dr bolens if I need to get the bushings off of you. Do you ship or should I go to buffalo? Thanks

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Posted April 24, 2014 - 07:32 PM

Ahhh ok thanks! I will take apart and may contact you Dr bolens if I need to get the bushings off of you. Do you ship or should I go to buffalo? Thanks

 

Yeah, I can ship to canada.

Just send me a PM when you need them or if you need anything else.



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Posted April 25, 2014 - 07:44 AM

So do I need to take the whole rear end off to put it in a press? Or will I be able to press them in another way? Thanks

 

While a press may be used, it is not necessary.  ....With care, you can install the busings yourself if you have a decent vise. 

 

Whichever method you use, be sure to use a block of wood or flat plate which is larger than the bushing, so contact is made with the entire edge of the bushing. 

 

Although a proper bushing driver would be cylindrical and closely fit the inside diameter of the bushing, and have a flange larger than the outside diameter of the bushing, the job can be done without one..

 

The bushings are installed into the hub - one from each side.  ....There will be a gap in the middle between the two bushings.

 

The important thing is to make sure the bushings are started squarely into the hub.   ....If the bushing is "cocked" you will ruin the bushing, and it will not be useable.

 

Grinding a small bevel or chamfer on the outside of the leading edge of the bushing will help get the bushing started into the hub.

 

After installing the bushings in the hub, you may find that the hub is difficult to get back onto the drive collar.  ....Please resist the urge to drive it on with a hammer! ....Instead, check the drive collar for burrs or rough spots which can be lightly filed or sanded.

 

Another possible cause for your wheel wobble may be that the drive collar (part # 1716506) is broken.  ....The drive collar is the cast-iron piece which holds the free-wheeling pin and is the part that the bronze bushings rides on.  .....Check to see if the drive collar is cracked where the round part meets the flat surface.  .....If that is broken you will need to replace the drive collar also.


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Posted April 25, 2014 - 09:01 PM

You have all been great! I will check the drive collar as well to see if that needs replacing as well Thanks again!

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Posted April 25, 2014 - 09:05 PM

Is the drive collar hard to take off and put back on? Thanks!




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