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Rear wheel hubs

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Can the rear wheel hubs be removed without damaging the seal and bearings?

Thanks, J.D.

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All you need is a 36mm socket, a breaker bar and a long (make that very long) pipe to use as a lever. 250 lbs torque required.

First you need to remove the safety pin with the wheel still on the car and the car on the ground (you will understand soon why) or you may remove the clip without the wheel and reinstall the wheel.

When this is done, remove the 36mm hub nut. Put the car in 1st gear and put the handbrake. It will now be easy to torque out the nut (if the wheel had been removed, you would not have been able to undo the nut). When the nut is loose, then you can jack the car and remove the wheel. Remove the nut completely, undo the handbrake, remove the drum and remove the hub with a puller. Job done.

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"Easy" is subjective! 8-) The last one I took off required an acetylene torch and getting the nut orange hot before it would break loose. WITH a breaker bar and four foot long pipe. But, I won the battle!!

Dan

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the manual says then tap out the stub axle w/ a rubber mallet. Anyone know how many pound rubber mallet needed? Is that 15 or 20 pounds "tapped out" by who? Any other way that actually works?

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Guest Anonymous

to the junk yard with me. This gives me enough air to break 2 nuts loose

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Guest Anonymous

side 2 I actually bent the puller and the drive flange with no results! anyone have a spare drive flange?

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