Hopefully it all goes that smoothly. I just replaced one of my cartridge bearings last night while leaving the housing in place. I just couldn’t get the jaws tight enough to not pop out. Options Quote message in reply? They came right out.

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Hopefully it all goes that smoothly.

Gimbal Bearing Replacemnet – Method B

You need slow steady pulling. I was told by local marina mechanic that he could never get one out with a slide hammer either. When the new one goes back in I honemade definately put the notches out!!! Scott, How are you going to install it?

I could probably take the bearing out of the housing, drive the housing in with a large socket that fits the outer edge of the housing, then re-install the bearing. Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links.

Gimbal Bearing Removal?? – Speedwake

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I really cleaned up the area afterwards. Check your serial and it will tell you which one you have. Jeff, I have access to a huge selection of drivers. I am replacing the bellows and the gimbal bearing.


Mark Channels Read Calendar. That should bearijg it much easier to replace next time.

Homemade Gimbal Bearing Puller

I bent several steel plates with my homemade device and couldnt get it. I had two problems.

Next, make sure you install the housing with the two notches facing out so you can easily replace the bearing in the future using above method of cartridge removal from housing. Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below. I am going to replace my gimbal bearing.

I have had ZERO luck using slide hammers. They came right out. Mine was out after 5 or 6 good whacks Originally posted by iowackers BT, I tried using my slide hammer and I beat and beat on it. Also, a boat mechanic was trying to tell me that the u-joint bellow he gave me ohmemade says “mercruiser alpha one gen II ” is the right one. OEM Part Finder new!

If you are real lucky the housing is already installed with the notches facing out and all you would need to do is replace the cartridge jomemade. About Us Contact Us.


I tried this 6 times and got the same result. I’m sure I can get one that will do the job. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Bt Doctur That tool looks awesome you could sell those. Homemade Gimble bearing puller!!!!


I have also been gimhal to find a way to make a puller myself instead of buying one since they are really expensive.

If the gimbal bearing had not given me a problem, replacing it and the bellows was really not a bad gomemade to do myself. First, its really really hard to keep it flat on the bearing, while holding a 2×4 on the other end, and hitting it with a small sledge.