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Old 04-12-2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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i am new to site But i have a 2004 Pontiac Vibe AWD With ABS i need To replace my rear Hub and bearing assembly I noticed there are 4 Bolts on rear Side of drum to remove the Bearing Housing I can't get a socket on these bolts as they are extremely Close to the axle the socket won't sit on bolt at all Any suggestions to get these off ASAP THANKS
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Buy an extra socket and grind the end down until the chamfer is gone.
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If you get the bolts out and the hub is frozen in place, try using a bolt and nut as a jack screw as shown in this thread:

https://www.gmforum.com/showthread.p...19#post1443319
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Hey Ron what you mean grind down what I don't know lingo the socket is up againnst axle so won't sit on bolt all way
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Look at the open end of the socket (the end that fits over the bolt head) and you will see the first 1/16" or so is a chamfered lead-in section that does not fully engage the bolt head. You can grind the end of the socket down until that lead it is gone, and the flats that engage the bolt head are right out to the end of the socket.

If this does not address your issue I may not understand the problem. Take a couple of pictures and post them so we can see what you are encountering.
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