haha, yeah it really is a 5 minute job, and you can even use a screwdriver. I pretty much did exactly what you did when it happened to me. I was confused for a little while till I realized what happened.
Originally Posted by Pepin
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The machined surface of the knuckle that contacts the hub/bearing flange has some patches of rust maybe a quarter millimeter thick. Will it hurt anything to leave that rust there?
I would sand it down real quick with a coarse grit and grease it up before putting the new one in to prevent this from happening if you ever have to replace the hub again, but if you don't have that option, you can just get it in there and go through this process again if you ever have to do it again. Its not a big deal if the knuckle gets nicked or scratched in a few places so long as the hub can bolt to it properly.
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