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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2002, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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dana 44 tapered hub removal Questions

Well, I'm sure this has been covered, and I've searched here and elsewhere, but still need answers.

I've rented a beefy hub puller and removed one rear drum/hub assy.( Attach puller to wheel studs,crank down, pop with BFH, no problem) The other side won't budge. 3lb, then 8lb hammer.

Here are my Qs...should I heat the hub/drum with a torch, and if so, how much? Will this ruin anything, besides maybe the seals and bearing in the flange? Do I smack the puller while hub is hot, or let it cool? (I've been told both)

Any other tricks? I just want to get my Willys wagon working safely so I can get back to the CJ.

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Willy
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Re: dana 44 tapered hub removal Questions

Had the same problem here, somebody said to loosen the nut just a little and move it around a little.

luckly mine came off (did have to heat one) when they came off the keyways were all worn and split (explaines the massive oil leaks) so I had to buy two new ones, they were about 35 dollars apiece.

heat it until it starts to turn color, have the puller good and tight and give it a wack. don't stand in front of it though real shin killer

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Re: dana 44 tapered hub removal Questions

You could reach behind the flange and unbolt the bearing retainer plate and remove the entire assembly as one. Then take it to a press. I had to do this with AMC20s. It's amazing what 30+ years and dirt/rust can bind.
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Re: dana 44 tapered hub removal Questions

Thats actually a good idea, just don't kill your backing plate.

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Re: dana 44 tapered hub removal Questions

Thanks dudes, mission accomplished.

Gotta love the blue wrench [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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