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    Quote Originally Posted by wjb21ndtown View Post
    Just for clarification... What does a gimble bearing alignment tool look like, or a gimble bearing installation tool?

    My buddy used a piece of PVC piping the approximate size of his bearing to install his. Cut it down to about a 4" length, but a 2"X4" behind it, and beat it with a hammer...
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ALIGN...item3efb3d5f06

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoya View Post
    Thanks C Dezzy + Bob
    Yes I have them on Ebay, Heres a link.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...fvi%3D1&_rdc=1

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    How does that grab onto the back of the bearing.

    I made a crude looking tool years ago to do this, but I have to put a bolt on behind the bearing before pulling. It works but it's one for the RedNecks

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    I rented a blind bearing puller from autozone worked great. but had to buy the alignment tool from the local marina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BIGJIM View Post
    How does that grab onto the back of the bearing.

    I made a crude looking tool years ago to do this, but I have to put a bolt on behind the bearing before pulling. It works but it's one for the RedNecks
    That's not the puller. Thats the Alignment tool and Gimbal driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mbam View Post
    That really looks nice, a slide hammer gets old real fast!
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoya View Post
    That's not the puller. Thats the Alignment tool and Gimbal driver.
    What am I missing
    *** sorry i see there are two different links to two different tools ***

    The ebay link says
    GIMBAL BEARING PULLER FOR MERCRUISER
    How does the bearing puller lock onto the backside of the bearing?
    Last edited by 1BIGJIM; 01-15-2010 at 09:10 AM.

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    I just inserted a piece of black pipe into the bearing and then screwed a cap on the end from the inside and just used the pipe as the hammer ( just slide it in and out - tha cap will pound the bearing out.

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    I put the bearing in the freezer overnite,they should drop in after a night in the deep freeze.

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    Another style tool that you can use to remove the Gimble bearing is called a Rear Axle Bearing Puller Set. By putting this puller tool behind the bearing and then using either a big slide hammer or puller tool will get the bearing out, Here is a link to show you what tool I'm talking about.
    http://www.google.com/products?sourc...ed=0CCIQrQQwAA

    Also here is a detailed look at how to use this puller starting with post number 23.
    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....ghlight=Gimble

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    If you're just doing a R&R of your old gimble bearing, why would you need an alignment tool? Isn't the housing going to do that for you?


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