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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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need a bigger hammer-hub removal

I'm in the process of upgrading axle shafts in my daughters YJ. As "Crew Chief" I get all the fun jobs. I've been beating on the hub trying to remove it. I've even tried using a chisel between the knuckle and hub. Any ideas? I've thought of using a puller, but they've been known to split in half. My next options a torch, a little heat, but.. I'd like to not have to buy new wheel bearings if possible. It usually only takes three or four taps to remove these, guess mother nature got the best of them! Rick
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Re: need a bigger hammer-hub removal

swallow your pride, and take the shafts down to the local garage, and ask them to remove them with their hub puller...

it should take about 5 minutes.
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Re: need a bigger hammer-hub removal

Slap hammer.. and after you get it out, clean up the hub and the knuckle where they mount and anti-sieze it.

Also saok that thing in PB Blaster. and keep hammering.
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Re: need a bigger hammer-hub removal

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swallow your pride, and take the shafts down to the local garage, and ask them to remove them with their hub puller...

it should take about 5 minutes.

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YJ and front.... not CJ and two piece rear axle.... all different.... Unit Bearing type.

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Re: need a bigger hammer-hub removal

Put the wheel back on but leave the lugs loose, then alternate reefing on it from different angles, and i mean reef on it. it should make enough of a gap to get a chisle in there and start hammerin.

keep using some liquid wrench or that "PB Blaster" or whatever the hell you guys have in the states if it doesn't give you a gap right away.

and like Brent said, use anti-sieze after.
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Re: need a bigger hammer-hub removal

Sledge hammer is your friend. Beat the backing plates off and keep beating. Try to get a chissle in there also soak it in lots of pb blaster and use a little heat, it takes a fair amount to kill em. I've also heard of using the power steering to push them out, put the bolts bearly in there and turn the wheel. If your beating on them that hard you may end up trashing them.
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