volvo 8.2 DP-SM gimbal bearing

Discussion in 'Sterndrives' started by ktm123, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. ktm123
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    ktm123 New Member

    I have a 8.2 Volvo DP-SM, the gimbal bearing went bad.
    it is a convex shaped outer race that I see no way to install.
    I cut a slot in it to remove it or it would not have come out.
    There are no circlips, it only goes in from the rear. It has 2 small notches in the housing that looks like you could slip it in and then turn it? Maybe?
    Any help, suggestions?
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Seems like you cut the bearing in two and removed only the inner gimballed part. The outer ring comes out. It is press-fit. You need to either use a bearing puller or if the engine is out, hammer it out.
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