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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-15-2005, 12:48 AM
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Front Hubs

I cannot for the life of me get my right front hub to budge. It has not been taken off for 18 years so go figure. I tried a hub puller and ended up stripping it. It will move a little bit, and then I move it back in, and then out a little more. I gave up for the night. Can someone give me a suggestion to get this thing off. Thanks. [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
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Re: Front Hubs

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Re: Front Hubs

Heat the knuckle around the hub.
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Heat the knuckle around the hub.
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Heat the knuckle around the hub.
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Heat the knuckle around the hub.
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Heat the knuckle around the hub.
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...you get the idea. You're on the right track with the back-and-forth.

Remember a LOT of antiseize when you put it together with the new hub.

Good luck
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Re: Front Hubs

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What side of town you on?

I'm out in ElMirage, maybe we can hook up!!!
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Torch is ready to go. Glendale. thanks for the tips.
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Well I tried heat and a BFH, and more heat and a BFH but I still can't get the hub off, and for that matter I can't get the rotor and hub seperated. I sprayed the hell out of it with some wd and will let it work for a while.
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I had the same problem on my YJ here is what I did. I used Blaster and sprayed the hell out of it especially on the inside and let it soak for a few days. I turned the wheel to one side and used my 10# hammer and beat it from the backside and it did end up coming off but I believe the secret was to spray the blaster from the backside and let it sit a few days. I also used heat, puller and a hub shark but nothing worked. It will come out. FYI I can't remember your year but for the 89 YJ's the are 2 different hub assy it could be. I found that out the hard way. [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Thanks for the tip I am on my way to get some blaster. Thanks, I was running out of ideas.
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I used a block of wood against the hub so that I didn't damage it with a hammer.
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