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DIY: Removal of Front Wheel Hubs

Old 03-25-2015, 07:31 PM
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use anti-seize between all the mating surfaces to avoid any future removal issues, including between the new hub mounting face and upright, between the wheel hub mounting face and rotor, and definitely on the rotor screw threads and mounting face
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this is a great write up. I did the driver side front yesterday (wheel speed sensor was dead). It was very difficult to remove hub due to it being rusted to the knuckle. I would add one thing. Once you get the hub to move a tiny amount from hammering, spray a bunch of PB Blaster (if you got it to move you will see a tiny gap between the hub and spalsh shield) and let it work for several hours or overnight. The PB needs time to dissolve the rust. I

also saw on youtube the redneck slide hammer - you reinstall the brake rotor backwards with 3 lugnuts turned a few threads. Then you use your hands to pull the rotor back & forth like a slide hammer.
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