Am I missing something?
I've been trying for the last 5 hours to get the wheel assembly off so I can replace the cv axle and am stumped. I can't get past removing the rotor or separating the ball joint to remove the stupid axle. So far I've removed the axle nut, the brake calipers, the 3 rear bolts that hold the bearing to the wheel...Hell...I can't even remove the stupid rotor!!! I can't seem to get it to break free of the shaft. Is there a trick to removing it? Is there a tool I can use to separate the ball joint without tearing up the ball joint boot? If I could either remove the rotor and bearing or separate the ball joint from the lower control arm I would be ok. Am I missing something? I'm fairly competent with cars but feel like the stupidest moron right about now...Any help or advice would be GREATLY appreciated!!!