In this video I share I process that I have learned for removing bearing races stuck to a hub that commonly happens when pressing a bearing out of a spindle. I originally saw it on this video a year or so ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hys-0NWDL1w -Enjoy!
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50 thoughts on “Easy bearing race removal”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joshua Taylor says:

    I saw this on tiktok and tried it, the trick is you gotta get it hot enough and spin it kinda quickly and it will work!!

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kirby Tabor says:

    Perfect timing 👍 will be doing this Saturday 😁Thanks

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dwayne Madsen says:

    WOW! I came here from a comment on a video by Rainman Ray's Repairs, I've seen you in the comment section there, too. This was awesome! 🤩BTW I just googled the sentence from the comment and your video was the top return. The algorithms aren't ALL bad! Stay safe.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gabriel Kishinevski says:

    GENIUS ALERT!! Awesome video. I cannot wait to try this. Makes every other technique look difficult and time consuming. Obviously this may not always work so die grinders and race pullers have their place (I'm sure), but it just seems ridiculous to bother with either until after trying this. Will be using a MapGas torch with basic bernzomatic head. Hopefully I have the same amazing success.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nick says:

    For anyone wondering. I tried this with a map torch. Didn't work 😂

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars s. fitz says:

    Does it work with propane torch? Thank you.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars LiveWeyer says:

    I just saw a Steck specialty tool and came to YouTube to see if it’s actually a legit way to remove these. Then I found this, sockets instead of the specialty tool, AND it’s legit. Lol.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars A Father To The Fatherless says:

    Wonder if it works with mapp gas torch

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mario mendez says:

    I don't have a torch. The old lady's hair dryer might do the trick.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vince McKenzie says:

    Theres honesty for you….Eric ensures there is no belief he invented this routine…..well done Eric…..

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Grissom says:

    Cool. I don't have an oxy-acetylene torch, just a little Benzomatic oxy-propane. Just removed the tapered roller cone from a shaft on my transmission planetary. Bearing was recessed so couldn't get a puller behind it. I snipped the cage to get the rollers off, the grabbed the lip end of the race with a clamshell bearing puller. The lip cracked off a bit but got first one off. The 2nd one, the lip broke 180 deg around, so nothing left to grab. I then used my 6-26 milling machine to cut the race off. Had to use a carbide end mill since regular HSS mills just chattered on the hard steel without cutting. Took a long time to clamp the part tight and setup so the mill could reach down past the shaft end. The race cracked before cutting all the way thru, then slid off easy.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Constant says:

    It's amazing how many useful techniques I've learned from watching your channel after I retired and don't need to use them any more.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars OSXIII says:

    Heated mine up for like 7 mins and nothing 😐 might try again later see if anything changes

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark G says:

    Cool. worth 10 times the cost of admission. Flat Rate Master channel shows this technique.
    Now, if I can just figure out how to remove a blind cup race like they press into aluminum manual transmission housings.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tinker's Corner says:

    I just spent two hours with an air hammer, a dremmel and a chizel before the race gave up and cooperated. I walk in here, see your video on the side (and it was there before I went out to the garage), and watch you do it in less than a minute with a torch. I'm just bangin' my head for not watching this BEFORE I went out there. I know what I'm gonna do on the other side and from now on. Thanks for Postin'!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Toufik AIT says:

    Would a plumber torch works or we definetly need an oxy-acetylene one ?

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars C M says:

    I have been a tech since 1980, done hundreds/thousands of wheel bearings. heated ring gears on and off flywheels. This trick has never crossed my mind. Thanks for sharing. In the month since discovering your video i have used this trick 3x and shared it with all the guys in the shop. Thanks ahsin

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gplus Gplus! says:

    Does this work with a standard propance torch because not everyone has oxy-acetylene ..

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars P Lor says:

    wtf….Wish I knew this years ago. Amazing.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars xCLU7CH Cl7Yx says:

    can this be done with a berzomatic MAPP torch?

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Steezy Deezy VW Westfalia says:

    All I have is a propane torch (blue bottle) and I was unsuccessful. Do I need to heat it longer since I'm not using acetylene?

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GDog S says:

    tried it, Didn't work, mine was too stuck I guess

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ellen Sekyere says:

    state of the union 2019

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Trailerfitter's Toolbox Videos says:

    Beautifully done. Like that. I was also waiting for the paper towel to ignite!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Mathis says:

    Big thanks for the tip. Gonna try this out this weekend.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Simon says:

    That was awesome! Worked like a charm! Thanks!

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Zenki S14 says:

    i was just thinking of doing this im glad i dont have to experiment XD

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Kucic says:

    Awesome tip Eric!!!😳

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pat Dorrian says:

    Will MAPP gas torch work for this?

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TornadoCAN99 says:

    Nice! Can this work with just a propane torch?

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars G Kab says:

    WHHHHAAT?!?! I really hope this works. I was planning on buying new hubs. But the time and money I can save with this technique….Good job!!!

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars richard montoya says:

    thank you, god bless.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tony Simmonds says:

    Do you think it would work using an induction heater instead of a flame ?

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Quickwrench says:

    may have seen tip on Flat Rate masters channel

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JohnzCarz says:

    You can probably do the same thing with an induction heater – I'll have to give that a try. Less 'exiting' to do it that way though!

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pat Rolland says:

    Nice tip! Thanks. 🙂

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Petar says:

    Eric. You are a Genius

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J. R. Thompson says:

    Ha ha ha great idea…

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars john workman says:

    Got the opportunity to use this method and I love it no more beating on the race

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sick Bastit says:

    one two barbecue

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Need Help? says:

    Thanks, I've never seen that before.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rubbishcop says:

    And there’s your dinner…

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Benjamin Noland says:

    wow, so many 4 letter words could have not been said over the years….

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Darryl Bonds says:

    Main Street what is the name of that red bar you use to press the ball joints down so you can separate the axle from the hub???