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The rear wheel bearings in my Raptor were shot. You could tell by the amount of play there was at the axle carrier. This was a easy job. The hardest part was getting the axle out since it has been in there since 2001. A steel spacer was used on the axle and it will seize to the axle if the bearing seals are bad and moisture gets in the carrier. See pics below for the details of the job.

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Taking the axle nuts off

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Wheels and tires off. Start to drive the axle out. Axle is removed out of the left side.

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Use a socket on the end of the axle if you need to use a small hammer. The socket will protect the threads on the end of the axle.

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Axle removed. Note the steel spacer that can be a real pain to get off.
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Bearing carrier removed. Bearings and seals were spent.

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Installing new bearings and seals

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Use never seize to keep parts from rusting and binding.

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Axle ready to install

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axle installed

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Use Loctite on Axle nut threads

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Axle and wheels installed. The Raptor is ready to rip again. The job took about an hour to do and I was not rushing it. Bearing and seal kit came from All Balls. I bought it on E-bay for about $22.00

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