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Okay guys, I'm replacing my ball joints as stated in my other thread. I'm having one hell of a problem getting the hub/bearing assembly pulled from the steering knuckle. If anybody has ever done this, could you please enlighten me on how to remove this damn thing. ANY help whatsoever would be appreciated.

By the way, I removed all three bolts from the rear of the knuckle that appear to hold this assembly in. I have also removed the wheel speed sensor, so I think that everything that could be possible holding the hub on has been removed.

Thanks in advance guys.
 

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You dont need to pull the hub out to change the balljoints. Its just the 3 bolts and you also have to remove the big 35mm iirc nut off the cv.
 

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you dont need to remove the hubs for balljoints. To answer your question, assuming you have the caliper/rotor, three bolts, and the axle nut removed and the axle itself free from the hub (able to slide back and forth) . Its common for the hubs to corrode themselfs to the knuckle and you would have to beat the shit out of them to get them off, consequently damaging the hub in the process.
 

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just beat it
 

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I have used a dent puller threaded to the lugs before. Also, I have used a two armed puller. Just be careful that it will pull the hub and not send the shaft too far in.
 

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Thanks for the help guys. I now realize that I had no business trying to remove the hub. I went to the section of the Haynes Shit Manual for the knuckle removal and it said that you need to remove the hub in order to take off the knuckle.

Anyhow, I learned my lesson and the passenger side only took me about an hour to dissasemble, put in the new ball joints, and reassemble.

I just hope I never have to change out the hubs, because its gonna be a bitch.
 
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