Here you can see that all of the OEM needle rollers have fallen out; all that is left is the cage. Removing the cage can be
very difficult, because you can’t knock it straight through.
In this case we had to grind into each of the cages to be able
to get them out. This reduced the pressure and allowed them
to drop out easily. Be sure to only grind the cage and not the
Placing the bearings in the freezer will actually shrink them
slightly, making them easier to install. Leave them in the
freezer for about 20 minutes, but be sure they are free of any
Heating up the aluminum linkage where the bearings will be
installed expands the space, which will also help ease installation.