I was feeling good about my Christmas vacation-engine/tranny pulled-tranny cleaned and engine cleaned and painted-all engine parts painted and bolts bagged throughout every room in the house so the paint will dry (and my wife giving me the "look")-and then i found these 3 bearings on the garage floor (2 right behind the rear bumper and one under the rear end about where the pumpkin is). Hadn't been working on the engine near there really, and just wheeled the tranny on a cart by there. Did have the carb out on the workbench right close and moved it to another room. But ive got 2 kids-so for 2 hours i looked at everything they owned that had a wheel, and nothing-now i'm freakin out!! After you all have a good laugh, anyone have any idea where/why these droppped out? Never done this before and learning alot as i go, but i gotta say this one is going to give me nightmares! Thanks tons for any help-
ps-i know i'll be laughing about this one 6 months from now...i hope!
man, i hope you guys are right (can't be the muffler bearings-i replace those when i change out my headlight fluid!). they did have a really thin coat of oil on them and were clean, so i know they hadn't been on the floor since last Christmas or something....I'm just having visions of getting everything all put back together, have it looking great, turn the key, start, belch, then seize up or something
Check the rollers on your garage door. My oversized door is always trashing rollers, and those look very familiar. Even if it hasn't broken the wheel completely off yet, you can be dropping bearings. Also, check your creeper.
Can't be muffler bearings, those are needle bearings, not ball.
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Check the rollers on your garage door. My oversized door is always trashing rollers, and those look very familiar. Even if it hasn't broken the wheel completely off yet, you can be dropping bearings.
I've had the exact same thing happen to mine.
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Thanks everyone for all your suggestions in response to kind of a dumb post-can't feel my fingers now after checking all of the garage door rollers (GREAT idea-i thought that may be the culprit but no dice). checked my jack (its a delco) and all the carts, not b.b.'s for sure (they have moved up to pellets!)...i guess as long as the general consensus is that theres no way its from the car (driveline, engine, trans, carb are the only things that have been removed) then i'm good...Thanks again for your time
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