John Deere 318 User Manual
23. Remove vent plug (A) and adapter (B).
NOTE: Bearing cups are press-fit in gear case. Remove
bearing cups only if replacement is necessary.
Bearing cups and cones are matched and must
be replaced as complete assemblies.
24. Inspect bearing cups (D and E) for wear or damage.
Replace if necessary.
IMPORTANT: Remove bearing cups using a slide
hammer and inside puller, if possible.
Using a punch and hammer can
damage gear case. Use only if
25. Remove bearing cups from gear case (C) using a
slide hammer and inside puller or punch and hammer.
26. Remove shims (F), if equipped.
F—Shims (as required)
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