Well, I'm a big fan of the hub puller kit, now. Reseated and rebolted the bearing hub. With the puller, broke the grip of that axle. Took out the torx bolts. Put the puller back on. With a combination of tightening the puller bolt and some prying on the sides, the hub came off...... minus it'* rear casing that ripped off and was jammed in the housing. That came out quickly with a steel punch and an angry hammer.
I was amazed at the super heated rust in the spindle grooves. No wonder it wouldn't come off. The machined cast iron areas on the housing didn't look too swell either. But nothin' some PB and a wire brush couldn't put to right.
In went the new hub. New rotors on both sides because the one on the other side was warped. Reset the calipers. And everything back together.
Kevlar bodysuit and a crash helmet and I went for the test drive. No more whirring in the left front and no more wobble in the brakes. No parts fell off, and she cruised smooth as silk. I was pumped.
Even Toolgirl thought it was cool. (She'* warming up to my new obsession)
Very much obliged for all of the help. Life is good here at BC.
1995 SE ..Green and Rattle Can...234K mi...Bonnie (she'll outlive me)
1998 SSEI .. White ..119K mi...Evey
1996 SSE ..MajTeal..157K mi...4/12- Dealer trade full of Lucas Trans fix