Like Tree0Likes

gimbal bearing extraction tool

Reply
Old 01-15-2010, 04:22 AM
  #11
Gold Member
Gold Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
c_deezy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ontario, OH
My Boats: 88 240 with a new lease on life
Posts: 2,454
Default

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
c_deezy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 06:33 AM
  #12
Gold Member
Gold Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
1BIGJIM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Omaha, Nebraska. Boat on the Mighty Mo! Longest river in the USA!
My Boats: Pachanga Twin 502s Bob Mandra Cams
Posts: 1,791
Default

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

For OSO'ers going straight thru Paypal I can take a little bit off.
Joe
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
1BIGJIM is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 08:16 AM
  #13
Gold Member
Gold Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
glen george's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: camillus ( syracuse) ny
My Boats: 96 32 fountain HP500 XR DRIVES
Posts: 424
Default

I rented a blind bearing puller from autozone worked great. but had to buy the alignment tool from the local marina.
glen george is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 08:55 AM
  #14
Registered
Trade Score: (1)
 
whoya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lakewood OH
My Boats: Baja
Posts: 1,028
Default

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.
whoya is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 08:56 AM
  #15
Registered
Trade Score: (1)
 
whoya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lakewood OH
My Boats: Baja
Posts: 1,028
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mbam View Post
That really looks nice, a slide hammer gets old real fast!
Thanks
whoya is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 09:08 AM
  #16
Gold Member
Gold Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
1BIGJIM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Omaha, Nebraska. Boat on the Mighty Mo! Longest river in the USA!
My Boats: Pachanga Twin 502s Bob Mandra Cams
Posts: 1,791
Default

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.
1BIGJIM is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 12:37 PM
  #17
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Tinkerer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: ALTO, MI
My Boats: 2001 Daytona 26, 1992 SCARAB 34, 1989 25 Checkmate Convincer, 1977 Glastron Carlson CVX 18
Posts: 4,040
Default

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.
Tinkerer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 12:50 PM
  #18
Registered
Trade Score: (2)
 
Craney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Clayton NJ
My Boats: 28 Pantera 24 Python
Posts: 1,506
Default

I put the bearing in the freezer overnite,they should drop in after a night in the deep freeze.
Craney is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 07:48 PM
  #19
Registered
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 496
Default

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
Boat Tech is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 02:02 PM
  #20
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
My Boats: 85 Baja Force 320
Posts: 1,570
Default

Quote:
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?
wjb21ndtown is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:20 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.