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Can't get hub off

I AM REPLACING THE STUDS OFF THE FRONT HUB AND CAN'T GET THE HUB OFF. I TOOK THE BIG NUT OFF BUT NOW THE HUB WON'T MOVE.

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Dont take the hub off take off the rotor and the caliper hit the stud with a hammer and it will come out just turn it to get to the next one to put them in put the stud in and put an over size nut on the stud then the lug nut then as you tighten it it will pull through

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Hi place the nut back onto the thread just so its level with the end of the thread (thread level with the end of the nut) this is so you dont damage the thread, once done this give it a wack!!! i know it sounds harsh but over time things bind together this just splits it,
Hope this helps and please rate accordingly

Regards
Steve

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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