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Old February 22nd, 2009, 10:27
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hub buster?

i just did the front passenger side u-joint and now i gotta do the drivers side and of course the hub was a PITA to remove so i was looking around and found this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4pygRExlus . does any1 think it worth making or do u think it mite screw up the threads or anything since im keeping the hub
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 10:32
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Re: hub buster?

I just used a slide hammer and an impact wrench. Never had a problem.








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Old February 22nd, 2009, 10:36
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Re: hub buster?

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I just used a slide hammer and an impact wrench. Never had a problem.
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That or a sacrificial bearing bolt (one of the 3 on the back side) threaded in about 3/4 of the way...and hitting it with a big hammer.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 10:41
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Re: hub buster?

Or people use the socket method putting a socket between the hub and the inner c and turning the wheel to knock the unit bearing loose.

Being in a rust-free area, I've always been able to remove my unit bearings by hand.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 12:44
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Re: hub buster?

i would try the slide hammer or impact wrench but i have neither. but what i do have is a metal shop in school with free square stock and 1/4 plate with welders and whatever else ill need to i figured id try and make what was in the video.. i could try using a sacrificial bolt if it gives me to much trouble thanks
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 13:25
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Re: hub buster?

i use a chisel to seperate the bearing from the knuckle.use antiseize when you reasemble and they will come out easier next time cause there is always a next time with a dana 30.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 13:41
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Re: hub buster?

this is probably gonna make me sound stupid but ive never thought about putting antiseize on it before i put it back on thanks lol
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 13:54
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Re: hub buster?

just go to the hardware store with one of your hub bolts, get 3 that are a inch longer, thread them in a little and take a hammer to them
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 14:04
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Re: hub buster?

I would only use a slide hammer on the wheel studs if I was planning on replacing the hub. You're pulling through the bearing on the inside race, when it's the outside race that's stuck in place.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 14:09
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Re: hub buster?

I used sacrificial 13mm socket, and beat the hell out of it.

I've heard of using deep socket and let the power steering do the work for you against the inner C.

Mine now come out easily as I use anti-seize on most everything now
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