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Old 05-22-2022, 10:20 AM   #21
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Default Re: Car Parts Store Replacement Part for Rear Wheel Grease Seal

Usually just pry under one end to get it out of the groove, then another tool to get behind it.
What style of ends are on the retainers? Square? Enlarged w/a small hole? Tapered?
IIRC the originals had tapered ends w/the ends visible so it is easier to get a pointy pry tool behind the ring.
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Old 05-22-2022, 10:38 AM   #22
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This turned into a problem I have never heard of or encountered before. I thought we were discussing seals installed in the 1930's that were stuck from rust and neglect.
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Usually just pry under one end to get it out of the groove, then another tool to get behind it.
What style of ends are on the retainers? Square? Enlarged w/a small hole? Tapered?
IIRC the originals had tapered ends w/the ends visible so it is easier to get a pointy pry tool behind the ring.

Tapered, with no hole. By the time I get a screwdriver under the tapered end, the pressure required to do that causes the retainer to skate around the groove. I didn’t see a way to hold the retainer still—needle nose pliers didn’t help at all.


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Old 05-22-2022, 12:07 PM   #24
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This turned into a problem I have never heard of or encountered before. I thought we were discussing seals installed in the 1930's that were stuck from rust and neglect.

Nope. The “new” retainer is working too well.


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Ok, Thought you were having trouble with the seal. You could maybe clamp a block on the hub to block the movement of the retainer.
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Ok, Thought you were having trouble with the seal. You could maybe clamp a block on the hub to block the movement of the retainer.

Hmmm… That sounds worth a try. The next time I have it apart, I plan to do that.


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