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Re: Help getting front spindles off!!
Here's what worked for me. Put on 3-4 nuts at the end of the spindle, to help distribute the load for what your gonna do next over as much thread area as possible.
Next, get a big gear puller, and put the point of it into the drilled center of the axle shaft, with the pulling fingers around the spindle nuts.
Now I suppose it *might* be possible to drive the axle into the carrier if you really smoke the gear puller down tight at first, so be careful and takeit slow!
I put moderate pressure on mine, and then tapped on the knuckle with a hammer. As soon as a space appears between the spindle and the knuckle, flood it with penetrating lube. Keep tightening the gear puller and tapping around the knuckle and you'll be suprised how easily it comes apart.
Bob in Ma