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Old 10-24-2007, 11:40 PM
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Here are pics for removing rear bearing:

Cut rubber here and pry out OUTER side:
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:44 PM
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Next cut rubber around the inner washer and pop out the washer. You will be looking down the innards of the bearing. Drill into the plastic sleeve to loosen the innermost metal sleeve:
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You can now pry out the INNER bearing side. Cut the rubber from around the inner washer and remove it:
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:55 PM
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You are now looking at the central support - it consists (from inner to outer) of a plastic sleeve - rubber- metal sleeve- rubber - and a final metal shell. The final metal shell is pressed against the control arm, so don't go deeper than this outermost shell.

You need to remove the plastic sleeve (in pieces) first, then pry/ cut out the inner metal shell. This will free up the outermost shell - which I was able to then tap out with a punch:
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Finally, tap out the end caps at both sides. I carefully used a punch to bend them out of the way:
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:02 AM
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Here's what comes out:
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