Doing an Atlas Tune-up. Can't remove DEC bearing
Posted 11 July 2009 - 01:29 PM
I loosened all the other setscrews around but that isn't helping me at all...
Posted 11 July 2009 - 01:49 PM
It's hard to tell exactly what bearing you're stuck on.
I used a thin block or wood on the back side of the bearings and knocked it with a hammer (lightly) and they popped out.
If you're referring to the black collar around the lower dec end, then you need vice grips and a towel. Wrap the towel around the collar, clamp it and twist. You WILL mark up the collar, but the marks are hidden when you put everything back together.
Posted 11 July 2009 - 02:15 PM
Gentle wiggling, and THEN some is not helping it "just fall out". The bearing moves about a half inch then gets stuck.
I thought I was going to do RA only so I got that tapered bearing out no problem, however I figured once I started might as well do both axes. It seems like its caught on the Dec shaft itself, not the outer housing but I could be wrong.
Posted 12 July 2009 - 08:30 PM
Posted 14 July 2009 - 09:12 PM
Now how do I get the brass ring gears out of the respective housings? There's a bearing kind of locking it down in place, probably due to the black Synta road tar. Whoops I mean grease.
Posted 14 July 2009 - 10:45 PM
I sent you a PM by the way...
Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:35 AM
Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:38 AM
That black residue is like tar all right, I was warned but I only was using one glove