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Old 01-14-2006, 08:10 PM   #1
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Removing Rear Hub - Please help asap

I would like to get this back together tonight so i can drive to work tomorrow.

I am wondering if i can remove the rear hub without touching the CV jont/half shaft?

Thanks,
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Old 01-14-2006, 08:18 PM   #2
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u cant. but if u already got it off without touchin the drive axle the put a pice of wood on the drive axle, push in the spline so it starts to fit into the hub and hammer away........well thats how i did it, if u wanna do it the safe and proper way u must get it press-fit.
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Old 01-14-2006, 08:20 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply!

Maybe your not understanding.. i just have the brakes off as it is now and I want to remove just the hub.

Can i remove the hub, and then re-install?

Or do i have to remove the CV shaft from the hub?
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Old 01-14-2006, 08:24 PM   #4
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oooo i see. yes u have to remove the driveaxle. its not too hard, just remove the 6 bolts that hold it to the flange and use a puller to push it out of the hub.
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Old 01-14-2006, 08:27 PM   #5
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I don't have a puller. This is a bummer.
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Old 01-14-2006, 08:32 PM   #6
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why are u removing the hub?
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Old 01-14-2006, 08:35 PM   #7
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If i were to remove the half shaft, would the hub then just pull out?

I have to remove the shock to get in there i bet?
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Old 01-14-2006, 08:37 PM   #8
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I am removing the hub to get at the e-brake cable bracket, to remove the e-brake system as it was causing squeeks against the rotor. One of the bolts is rounded off and a wrench won't do the trick.. i need to get a socket on it. I either need a universal 14mm, or remove the hub and it'd be cake. I figured i may be able to sneak a 1/4" 14mm with wratchet in there behind the hub, but i don't have that socket - none of my buddies do either.
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If i were to remove the half shaft, would the hub then just pull out?

I have to remove the shock to get in there i bet?
yes u will have to remove the shock. but for what u are doing, u should try to get that rachet cuz it will save u alot of time/money for new parts because after u get the drive axle off, if u remove the hub it will have to be banged out from behind or pulled out with a hub puller. plus removing the hub will damage the wheel bearing which will need replacing on when u r putting everything back together.
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Old 01-14-2006, 08:44 PM   #10
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Ahh ok. Thanks for the advice. I'm gonna head out and throw everything back together for tonight.

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Old 01-14-2006, 08:50 PM   #11
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You realise if you remove the hub from the trailing arm you will destory the wheel bearing in the process right, and will need a new one...

Leave the ebrake shit alone, or fix it. Don't just remove it.
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Old 01-14-2006, 09:09 PM   #12
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You realise if you remove the hub from the trailing arm you will destory the wheel bearing in the process right, and will need a new one...

Leave the ebrake shit alone, or fix it. Don't just remove it.
Thanks,

I didn't realize i would ruin the bearing, so i'm glad you guys clued me in on that one.

The e-brakes will be replaced, but our BMW mech. is over an hour away, so i was looking to delete them temporarily.
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