Originally Posted by 13Harleyfan
Oh, and stop doing burn-outs, your seals will last longer.
I wish! I quit doing that too many years ago. Not that this beauty wouldn't... but I don't need to.
However, on a serious note my truck spent 5 years in MN, then we moved south and it's spent 5 years in NV. Talk about going from the deep freezer to the fryer! We saw -20 in MN and +120 in NV. The poor seals on all my cars just crumbled when I moved down here. The truck has been holding up better than the rest though, this is the first time it's had any trouble.
So I got the seals out by the traditional method... a pry bar and more effort than I used the first time around. The bearings were easy after the seals. Came out just like they should... slide hammer and puller from Autozone. I used the size that was a little too small looking, it pulled against the bearings instead of the race, however the cage held up to the pounding and the bearings came right out.
That was it! How easy. I put the axles and brakes back on today before dinner but I decided to do the axle housing cover tomorrow because I want to paint it before I put it back on. Going to use black rustoleum, heard it works well.