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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.