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Old 02-19-2010, 01:45 PM   #1
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Rear wheel bearing install question

I was wondering how you guys removed the hub from the trailing arm prior to pulling the wheel bearing. I was reading that it should come out by hitting a socket/peice of metal the same diameter as the hub with a mini sledge against the hub. Unfortaunately i'm not strong enough/can't get enough swinging action with the car on jack stands (and the muffler in the way) to move the hub at all. Would anyone know if attaching a large slide hammer to the hub would work? I didn't have enough time to test it last i had my rear end apart unfortauntely. I would really like to keep the muffler in place as well (long story, but it's going in the garbage anyway when the m50 goes in).
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:01 PM   #2
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Yes a slide hammer will work. It's better/quicker than the hammering method.
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:19 PM   #3
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Excellent, thanks for the input. When it warms up a bit i'll get at it.
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:20 PM   #4
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Yes I can confirm that a big slide hammer works.
The first time it took me over an hour to get the hub off, but after I realized it just needed alot of force i kept hammering the shit out of it and it came out eventually.

I finished the next side in under an hour once i figured it all out.
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:02 PM   #5
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Does heat help at all, and if so, where to apply?
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