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    Trouble removing wear ring - other tricks??

    I'm having trouble removing the wear ring on our 1996
    GTX; it's black and not sure if it's original or had been previously replaced.

    I initially tried the freezing method but it would not budge.
    I now removed the impeller and cut out almost a one inch wide section thinking it would 'easily' fold in and than pull right out...

    It almost seems like it's stuck / glued to the inside of the pump housing.
    I just put it back into the freezer hoping this will help release it.

    Possible someone previously applied any type of epoxy?
    Other suggestions for getting this thing out?

    Thanks,
    Steve


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    Quote Originally Posted by CZSteve View Post
    I'm having trouble removing the wear ring on our 1996
    GTX; it's black and not sure if it's original or had been previously replaced.

    I initially tried the freezing method but it would not budge.
    I now removed the impeller and cut out almost a one inch wide section thinking it would 'easily' fold in and than pull right out...

    It almost seems like it's stuck / glued to the inside of the pump housing.
    I just put it back into the freezer hoping this will help release it.

    Possible someone previously applied any type of epoxy?
    Other suggestions for getting this thing out?

    Thanks,
    Steve
    It's supposed to be pressed in there but if you cut it and its still not coming out it sounds like someone glued it. Might try prying it out or adding a little heat to the ring to losen it up

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    Let's see a picture. It sounds like you cut through the black rubber but not into the whiteish hard plactic. The wear ring is about 1/4" thick. Once you cut through you can just catch the top edge of it with a chisel and smack it inward to knock it loose.

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    the rubber rings are tough to get out..cut another slot ( I use a realllly sharp wood chisel). or two and get your meanest no longer a screwdriver screwdriver in the game

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    I thought the freezer method is for the new wear ring? I always set the new "to be installed " wear ring in the freezer to shrink it. Then remove the old, spray lube all over the pump and tap it in with a block of wood and a hammer.

    The wearings are fairly thick. I usually cut several notches in the old one and pry out like the other guys were saying. I cut diagonal notches and pry out a little at a time when they are that stubborn.

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    i have even taken a long drill bit and drilled slots into it every few inches then drive a chisel or small pry bar and rip them out. gets pretty intense sometimes lol

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    If you are sure you have it cut all the way to the pump housing, put a screw driver on the edge and give it a huge smack with a hammer. The goal is to unstick the ring from the pump housing. I agree with the other posters, make sure you are actually cutting through the entire wear ring...

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    Sorry, should have replied sooner...I was using a dremel w/ a carving head attachment and 'thought' I had previously read to stop cutting at the first sign of white dust - I apparently stopped cutting BEFORE getting into the fiberglass core; first timer and didn't realize there was a hard core and not just the hard rubber or whatever it is....

    Follow-Up question - I'm installing a white SBT wear ring:
    - Groove end facing out toward the neoprene seal I assume?

    Thanks again,
    SA

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    That is correct. I drive 'em in with a big 'ol rubber mallet.

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