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I am trying to replace the ball joints, I've removed the hub nut, beat on the end of axle with a three pound sledge, I've loosened the three bolts that attach the hub to the knuckle and rented a hub puller this was also ineffective, also I've applied heat with a propane torch, (small size), according to what I see and heard there isn't anything else holding this thing on the axle. Does anyone know how to get this axle out of this hub??? Tired And Frustrated!!!
I have had them so stuck that I have had to pull the whole spindle off with the axle still attached.....be prepared to buy a new axle and probobly a new hub and bearing assembly....when out try more heat....I had to borrow a torch last time it happened to me on a Stratus....ended up having to almost cut it out with torch....a new axle will have a smaller core charge than a reman. one if you ruin the axle....and all that pounding cant be good for the bearing/hub assembly...good luck...Lee
Posted on Feb 20, 2012
Testimonial: "Good advice, THANKS. I've been very very busy, so I just now got back to work on my Blazer 4x4. There was other stuff I encountered though, The way this thing is made, You cant just knock the ball joints out and remove the spindle, I had to cut the stud of the lower ball joint, just above the spindle, to get it out, thanks to my handy air cut-off tool, Oh, and I also had to remove the shock, it also blocks the axle from coming out. Finally got it out, will take the whole assembly to a machine shop tomorrow. let me know if you want to know how it went. THANKS again!!!"
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