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post #1 of 6 Old 12-01-2013, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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550-575 torque tube question

Hi all, anybody taken one apart to replace the bearings in a torque tube? It looks similar to a Maserati 4200 Spyder but it's about 3-4 inches shorter, which is what I'm looking for. The 4200 version is not possible to take apart, officially anyway. Rgds///Thomas
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-01-2013, 10:59 AM
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A long time ago, yes.

It has long tubular white plastic spacers that keep the drive shaft in place. Tapping the shaft out from one end will get the spacers, shaft and bearing out. I don't recall replacing the bearing itself so there must not have been much to it.
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HI Thomas,
please find attached an extract of spare parts catalogue of 575M, i hope that help you, remove the complete connecting tube is medium easy, is necessary disconnect the gearbox and shift back it (or remove) in order to take off the splined shaft, after that you remove bolts from clutch bell and the pipe go down.
To replace the ball bearings I think need special tool, but possible you can made by yourself.

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Thanks for your replies. The procedure looks like the same as for Porsche 944/928. A long threaded rod and some flat bar to push/pull the bearings out. Rgds///Thomas
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Thomas- A 456 owner or fixer recently did one on the other site.

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post #6 of 6 Old 12-03-2013, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thomas- A 456 owner or fixer recently did one on the other site.
Thanks for the info, Terry. Maybe there are pics too.

By the way, my daily driver was sold new by Desert Sun Motors in Alamogordo, NM. I found it in Frankfurt, Germany 9-1/2 years ago with US-Army plates and some front end damage.
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