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Re: 1PC Effort
Clean everything down first ,mud and dirt don't get along too well with bearings and grease.
Spray any bolts and brake lines down with PB blaster or an equivelent penetrating spray... NOT WD40...since we don't know how old your axels are .be carefull with old brake lines especially they like to twist.use the appropriate spanner (brake line) wrench or suffer the consequences.If they seem to be stuck or twisting spray them again and be patient about removing them.Do NOT get penetrant on brake shoes ,bad-bad -bad
I asume you don't have a hub puller not many people have them laying around.A friend of mine had one and it made it go much easier.Some people on this board recommend using the tire as an oversize slide hammer ,I have never done this perhaps someone who has can advise you better.
KEEP ALL YOUR PARTS SEPERATED RIGHT FROM LEFT SIDES. make mental notes,draw pictures or take digital pictures of the way stuff comes apart.Do not throw away your shims even if they say you will not need them ,unless you want to grind the spacer.Shims are supposed to be used on one side so keep them on that side.I did reuse one of mine ,even though they said no shimming necessary it was too tight and I didn't want to grind the spacer and hope to get it right.
If you do not have a press be sure YOU know how everything goes on the axel wherever you take it,because they most likley won't have a clue.I pre assembled mine in the right order before I went to have them pressed .Good thing I did ,they didn't have a clue.I think JP magazine just had an article on this but a different axel. and they used a legnth of pipe and a BFH to push the bearings on ,thats up to you.
If yours did not come with the studs pressed in ,where I took mine they just hammered them in using two BFH's ,they also charged me extra for this,I should have known better.
you may need to use silicone sealer between the axel housing flange and the brake backing plate.follow the directions on this one.
You may need a big socket or appropriate driver to install the seal,I am pretty sure there is a seal that goes in before the spacer,It has been about three years since I did mine and my memory has slipped a bit.
Use axelstands or something rigid to support it ,don't bet your life on just a jack.
thats pretty much it wratchets, sockets,wrenches,Air tools if ya got them.
Learn to let go of what does not serve you ,but forces you to serve it
why does everyone ask if I am gonna paint it ?