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Old 01-15-2013, 03:33 PM
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Ricky Bobby Ricky Bobby is offline
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Looks like unbolting the strut gives a large amount of room and once you get the axle pushed inwards a bit to free it from the hub, you can swing the whole wheel carrier down and get the axle out of the way. Or alternatively, unbolting the control arms at the frame and leaving the strut attached.

From there I would replace one strut bolt just to keep the assembly rigid while pressing, and go at it to get the hub out and the bearing pressed out.

I may end up just renting a slide hammer instead of buying one, as well as the jaw pullers, but definitely buying the bearing press discs, and I also need to get myself a dremel with a wire wheel, I'm sure my hubs need some de-rusting action and it will do double duty to help cut off the inner races!
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Last edited by Ricky Bobby; 01-16-2013 at 11:05 AM.
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