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Old 03-11-2014, 01:45 AM   #31
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William Thanks.
I am really worried about it being totally seized as you mentioned.
However, I do Have a Redneck Back Up Plan... for removal...
In the video at 19:05 you will see what I mean..LOL...
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Art, don't use a sledge hammer to remove a stuck hub. There is a much easier way, and it won't damage anything. Read post 9 of this thread:

https://www.gmforum.com/2000-2005-90...ng-hub-290068/
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Now that is ingenuity!
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Separating the hub from the knuckle is the easy part....just drive a cold chisel in from the side.....

It'* a nightmare, when the hub will not separate from axle....most times, you take that axle nut off, and protecting the end of the threads with an old nut, just whacking that axle end will free it from the hub......if that doesn't work, there is a special tool that attaches to the hub and drives a large screw into the end of the axle, to push in back through the hub/bearing assembly....

But then one day it happened.......both methods did not work(in fact, stripped the special tool).....tried PB Blaster....tried heat......nothing could be done to get the end of that axle to release from the hub/bearing.......

Ended up, taking the cutting torch, and cut the bearing/hub assembly off the end of the axle.....customer was looking through the glass window, and was wondering what the hell I was doing........when I was done, I hoped I'd never run into that again.......happened to another tech, about a month later.....since that new special tool had not come in yet, I was elected to do another one.....flat rate goes out the window on those jobs.....
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Separating the hub from the knuckle is the easy part....just drive a cold chisel in from the side.....

It'* a nightmare, when the hub will not separate from axle....most times, you take that axle nut off, and protecting the end of the threads with an old nut, just whacking that axle end will free it from the hub......if that doesn't work, there is a special tool that attaches to the hub and drives a large screw into the end of the axle, to push in back through the hub/bearing assembly....

But then one day it happened.......both methods did not work(in fact, stripped the special tool).....tried PB Blaster....tried heat......nothing could be done to get the end of that axle to release from the hub/bearing.......

Ended up, taking the cutting torch, and cut the bearing/hub assembly off the end of the axle.....customer was looking through the glass window, and was wondering what the hell I was doing........when I was done, I hoped I'd never run into that again.......happened to another tech, about a month later.....since that new special tool had not come in yet, I was elected to do another one.....flat rate goes out the window on those jobs.....

Sounds like you do this for a living, and probably have changed many more than I have, but from being on the forum and listening to others describe their problems there is the occasional hub that is practically welded to the knuckle. The little jack screw I used can come in handy.

When the hub gets stuck to the half shaft, can't you pull the half shaft and the hub out as one piece? That would let you set it up in a vice where you could beat the crap out of it until it released.
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if it wont come loose with a small driver and wood, i step up to some thin piece of soft metal resting on something to save my fingers and my 8lb sledge. i have never come across one that wouldnt come loose that way. like an old chrome pos wrench laid on its side, will protect the axle and transfer more force
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I got some lift time on a friends hoist this morning & in short order got it off and got new SKF installed.
Luckily it was not seized to axle & splines were in good condition.
I applied new anti seize to splines and bearing noise is gone now with new hub!
The engine mount was a quick job, just some support from below & pull bolt and install the new mount.
Here are a few shots once I got home of the old parts and new motor mount in...
Not sure if it was the original OEM hub kinda looks like it, but nothing stamped. 104 k
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Thanks to all who made suggestions/recommendations to help me!
It was not as bad as I thought. It will be easy now next time!
It was the front passenger side bearing that was bad.
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