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Old 01-31-2011, 03:16 PM   #16
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I planing to tackle the issue this week in my Friends garage.

Will let know how difficult will it be as a first time person ...
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:22 PM   #17
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Will let know how difficult will it be as a first time person ...
My advice is to get the biggest sliding hammer you can find to get the rear hub off. The first time I took over an hour trying to get it off, after a while i figured out all it needed was muscle, second time around I hammered it out in 5mins because i knew i couldn't break anything.
Other than that, taking off all the brake parts are easy. The only other hard part is getting the bearing out, make sure to take the slip ring off before trying to push it out. Once it's out soak it with some lube and try to get that bearing out.
My favorite method requires a power air hammer. Hammer it from behind, pushing it out, just be careful that you are hammering the bearing and no the housing.

Other than that, it's a piece of cake.

oh yea, i forgot to mention in there you should remove the half shalfs.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:18 PM   #18
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If you don't have air tools your best choice is a 3lb mini-sledge hammer and a socket or thick pipe that fits inside the bearing housing that you can use to slam the bearing out. Basically a heavy hammer + well placed smacks will drive it out. PB Blaster is highly recommended as the penetrating oil, it's the only one that seems to work as well as the wurth stuff and is available at canadian tire / part source. Good luck! BTW, you can rent the slide hammer (with a puller attachment) and large sockets from canadian tire / part source, all you give is a deposit and you have 3 days to return it.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:55 PM   #19
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My advice is to get the biggest sliding hammer you can find to get the rear hub off. The first time I took over an hour trying to get it off, after a while i figured out all it needed was muscle, second time around I hammered it out in 5mins because i knew i couldn't break anything.
Other than that, taking off all the brake parts are easy. The only other hard part is getting the bearing out, make sure to take the slip ring off before trying to push it out. Once it's out soak it with some lube and try to get that bearing out.
My favorite method requires a power air hammer. Hammer it from behind, pushing it out, just be careful that you are hammering the bearing and no the housing.

Other than that, it's a piece of cake.

oh yea, i forgot to mention in there you should remove the half shalfs.

I wont have the air hammer, but I take your advice and ask my buddy if he's sliding hammer at least.
thanks so much for sharing your experience
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:14 PM   #20
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slide hammer to remove hub, use an impact wrench on a large threaded screw with properly sized cups to pull the bearing out and push it back in. Can be done in about an hour. This also avoids hitting the bearing with a hammer... bad idea.
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