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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-10-2009, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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front wheel hub removale

I own a auto repair shop and would like to know if anyone has knowledge of a tool or methed for removing the front wheel hub so as to replace the axle u joint, I live in new england and salt air and salt from winter make these hubs almost imposible to get off, I tried getting one off a 06 2500 4x4 no way would it come out, any help or idea's would be greatly appreciated.

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Its hard to explain but you can use like a 3/8" extension between the hub or against a slightly loose hub bolt and then the frame ( extension wedged from axle bracket or frame and to the hub or loose hub bolt ) then use the power steering to turn the wheel and hub will pop loose. There is a really good write up on this somewhere with good pics and explanation.

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Lots of PR blaster, lots of heat, a small sledgehammer, and beat the heck out of it. It took me 5 hours of consistent effort to work mine out, but they will come out. I also used a wedge to get between the bearing and the knuckle and pryed it apart that way.
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I used a large gear puller and with a little bit of effort they came off. JP
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My friend with a 04.50 dodge 4x4 just has his hubs removed for front end work and the dodge tech used a sledge hammer. Salt from the alaska's roads was the story. $2400.00 of work on his warranty.
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