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I have had my share of mental and emotional breakdown and pain when it comes to seized & corroded parts.

Therapists such as Johnny Walker or Jim Beam can help a lot

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What are you using for the bushing? I've seen good things with windshield adhesive.

Great job spent the right time to prep and broke nothing.

I just changed a front bearing and two things didnt want to play nice:

The Brake caliper bolts were seized to the point my high impact M18 wasn't knocking them loose. I didn't want to split my 16mm socket or snap off the bolt heads and if I can I don't use penetrating oil near brake parts. I ended up getting them loose with old timer impact: breaker bar and 4# hammer. Took 3-4 solid whacks but both finally broke free.

Then, for the first time in 9 or 10 times removing axle from hub it just refused to move. 5# slide hammer did nothing 4# mini sledge nothing. Finally used the spider from the hub removal tool, loosened up the lugs, snugged up the center rod on the spider and drove the lugs back in to pull the spider to the hub. That will generate more force than the 5/8 push rod is capable of so thankfully it took less force.
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Well I spent time pricing out used knuckles in case I had to deal with worst case.

Karma had nothing on you. You already had a backup plan so it would be a waste of karmic energy to fuck with you! Good job!
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What are you using for the bushing? I've seen good things with windshield adhesive.

Great job spent the right time to prep and broke nothing.

I just changed a front bearing and two things didnt want to play nice:

The Brake caliper bolts were seized to the point my high impact M18 wasn't knocking them loose. I didn't want to split my 16mm socket or snap off the bolt heads and if I can I don't use penetrating oil near brake parts. I ended up getting them loose with old timer impact: breaker bar and 4# hammer. Took 3-4 solid whacks but both finally broke free.

Then, for the first time in 9 or 10 times removing axle from hub it just refused to move. 5# slide hammer did nothing 4# mini sledge nothing. Finally used the spider from the hub removal tool, loosened up the lugs, snugged up the center rod on the spider and drove the lugs back in to pull the spider to the hub. That will generate more force than the 5/8 push rod is capable of so thankfully it took less force.
What's the spider?
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Old 11-14-2020, 11:55 AM
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The metal "foot" that allows you to bolt onto the hub. Should maybe be called a chicken foot vs spider not having 8 legs.
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I have had my share of mental and emotional breakdown and pain when it comes to seized & corroded parts.

Therapists such as Johnny Walker or Jim Beam can help a lot

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I see a more upscale therapist Hennessy!
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The metal "foot" that allows you to bolt onto the hub. Should maybe be called a chicken foot vs spider not having 8 legs.
I call that a "Hub Puller".
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I just looked it up, and they call it 'axle puller' but also synonymous with 'hub puller'. Should be called 'axle pusher' i suppose. Anyhow the significant thing is that i used it differently than normal; i got nowhere trying to screw in the center rod and would have probably stripped the threads, so i loosened the lug bolts about 1/4" all three, than snugged up the center rod and with a nut on the inside to double the threads holding, then tightened the three lugs a bit at a time each until 'pop' the axle snapped loose and shot inward. I could then turn the center rod by hand to keep the axle moving.
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I just looked it up, and they call it 'axle puller' but also synonymous with 'hub puller'. Should be called 'axle pusher' i suppose. Anyhow the significant thing is that i used it differently than normal; i got nowhere trying to screw in the center rod and would have probably stripped the threads, so i loosened the lug bolts about 1/4" all three, than snugged up the center rod and with a nut on the inside to double the threads holding, then tightened the three lugs a bit at a time each until 'pop' the axle snapped loose and shot inward. I could then turn the center rod by hand to keep the axle moving.
In this situation, I would have installed the axle nut back on the axle and used an air hammer to push the axle out.
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Or if you have an air hammer you can buy one of these 3/8" adapter to attach an inverse socket and with a wrench attached to the tool, you can rotate the tool as you use the air hammer to pound the socket.
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