Maserati - Outer Rear Axle Bearing Removal

Discussion in 'Maserati' started by Carter Wellford, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. Carter Wellford

    May 30, 2017
    I have a bearing removal problem
    associated with the Salisbury rear
    axle on my Mistral. The problem involves
    removal of the combination of the tapered
    roller bearing and the “cup"
    associated with my rear axle shaft
    (please see attached photo).
    When I removed the hubs, the
    “cups" where partially thrown
    out from the axle but I have
    not been able to get them out
    from that position. The “cup”
    does not have a ledge wherein
    I could attach a “puller” and of
    course I cannot get behind the
    cup to drive it out. I was thinking
    that I could heat the bolt flange
    and axle housing and then try
    to remove the cup with a wrench
    of some kind. I am a bit hesitant to do
    that. If anyone has had experience
    with this bearing removal, please provide
    any advice that you can give me. Thanks!
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  2. 3500GTista

    3500GTista Rookie

    Dec 19, 2013
    Full Name:
    Alan Michaels
    Generally, the axle is removed with a pulle to access the bearing. If bearing has a pressed fit, bearing will remain on axle. If not, you can then use an inside bearing puller to remove the bearing. I am NOT speaking with Mistrial experience. Just general experience. Before pulling, check parts manual to be sure each axle is not held in place by a clip inside the differential case. Let us know...

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  3. red27

    red27 Formula Junior

    Sep 7, 2010
    London UK
    Full Name:
    Mark Oliver
    Likewise, I have no experience of the Salisbury in the Mistral, but whilst contemplating what to do with my Ghibli axle regarding rebuild, I came across this from the Guy Broad website - very well respected in the UK. Just so you are aware of possible complications...

    While we stock many parts for the various rear axles, my advice if work needs to be done is to let someone who has the kit and know-how do the work. Pulling hubs can be a terrifying experience as the loading on the hub puller required to shift them can be near nuclear. The right tools are essential. Special equipment is also required to strip the rest of the axles – Salisbury axles in particular require expert attention and jobs like preloading bearings must be done by a specialist. If it is not done properly you will end up with oil leaks from the pinion, terrible axle whine and the crown and pinion will wear out in no time. A properly set up axle will last for years and years so don't skimp on it.

    All the best. Mark.
  4. GrifoS2

    GrifoS2 Rookie

    May 20, 2007
    Hello Carter,

    You must pull shaft out from axle first, then you have space to remove bearing,
    I did that with my Ghibli axle, without any problems.



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