domingo, 4 de marzo de 2012


I feel like this question gets asked about once a month. So, here is a how-to. It may not be the "right" way...but its my way, and it works.

Heres my first pointer for you. If you have the axle free, it'll move back and forth. If it slides foward, you chance a fulcrum plate sliding behind the axle. If that happens you have to pull the axle tube off and take the side gear out. If the transaxle is installed in the pan, you'll have to remove the transaxle. So, be careful. I like to zip tie or wire it to the tube. 

I'm assembling a transaxle from the center out, so the new bearings need to be installed, I tap them on with an aluminum tube. Be careful to only push on the inner race.  

Next is the axle O-ring. I used a pick to walk it on preventing it from twisting and tearing. 

Install the seal into the bearing cap. Check the bearing cap to make sure that are no burrs. I use a big socket to push on the outside of the seal casing.  


Here is an important step, a lot of guys will slide the spacer onto the axle, then slide the cap and seal over it. Doing it that way chances folding the lip on the seal which will cause an oil leak. Install the spacer into the seal/cap then slide the assembly on the axle. Use some oil/greese to lube the seal. 

I use the shit out of some silicone. I put some on the back of the backing plate to seal it to the axle tube. There should'nt be any chance of oil leaking from there...but if there is, the silicone will provide a second barrier.  

 Then the O-ring. And finally the install the bearing cap. 
 Wipe the silicone off, so that it looks professional. 



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John Harbaugh dijo...

Regardless of the materials, all bearing needs care to insure the proper working of the machine. hydrodynamic bearings

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