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Nut or the end of the axle

I cant get the nut off the axle that holds the axle snug to the hub iv sprayed it whith oil iv tried an impact gun in both directions and it wont break loose

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Get a strong socket and a log breaker bar. I have a 4 foot breaker bar that hold 3/4 drive sockets. Mine was tight also but it came loose with that bar. The only other suggestion would be to heat it up quickly with a torch and go for it.

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Can i replace my frobt hub with the axle still attached

if the nut is stuck , way not get expert help.

it will come of in the right hands (heat, and impact gun)


heat axle to about 200F. to 300f

the as it cools hit it with penetration oil.

as it cools it may suck in the oil (physics trick)

and now the impact gun. no shop air, makes hard work on any cars.

so if no shop air, use a 1/2 drive or more breaker bar.

and use a pipe extenson, most 1/2 will snap at over 150lbs.

so 3/4" works better

but the impact gun works best.

you can youtube this > why not do that.?

here is first google hit on hubs

or here is honda real.

what you need is obvious. if you just look at the real drawings.

brake page and hub,

tell my how would you pass the hole hub

thru the small, hole in the knuckle spindle.

you going to buy a whole new axle and knuckle.


Feb 16, 2014 | 1995 Honda Civic

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How do we loosen a the spindle when trying to replace an axle on a 1997 honda civic

I am not sure if your question is "The center axle nut is stuck and will not budge. How do I loosen it?" or if the question is "I've removed the center axle nut, how do I get the axle out of the hub?" So I'll just answer both questions.

Starting with the first question, if the center axle nut is stuck beyond your ability to remove it, the simplest way is to pay someone else to do it. Drive the car to a shop or garage with power tools, and ask them to loosen the nut. Most places will do it for $20 or even less if you ask nicely. A 3/4 in. impact gun will take the nut right off. Then put it back on snug but not too tight for the drive back.

If you absolutely want to do it yourself. Assuming that you have the correct size socket (about 30mm), and you've removed the castle nut and the cotter pin. Liberally pply "Liquid Wrench" or "PBblaster" to the nut and let it sit overnight or at least a couple of hours - this really makes a big difference. Start with a 1/2 in. breaker bar (3/4 in. would be better). If the breaker bar by itself does not give you enough leverage, get a 4-foot or 5-foot length of steel pipe to fit over the bar as an extension to give more leverage. Be careful not to over do it, if the nut is seriously stuck, body weight can break the 1/2 in. bar with an extension of this length.

If this does not work, get a propane torch, apply heat directly to the nut to expand it. Then try to turn it with the bar while it's hot.

If this still does not work, get a dremel tool or a cold chisel and cut the nut. Since you are replacing the axle you do not need to worry about the threads.

Now, if you've undone the center axle nut, and cannot figure out how to get the axle out of the hub, there are a few things that help. First, you must undo the outer tie-rod end from the spindle, to allow the spindle to pivot away from the control arm. Use a puller tool on the tie rod end, so you do not damage it. As an alternative to disconnecting the tie-rod, you have the option to disconnect either the strut arm or the ball joint - it doesn't matter as long as you give the knuckle the degree of freedom it needs to fall away from the axle. Then, use a mallet to tap the end of the axle and disengage it from the hub.

Good luck, and let me know if you have any questions.

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I have a 99 mitsubishi galant and attemted to replace hub. did all the fun brake removal had to beat rotor off ( stripped the little holes on your rotor that are threaded that you can thread little bolts...

spray rust lubricant and let it set for a while
you can also heat it up and then spray so the lubricant can penetrate into the gap.
put the axle nut on the axle to protect it and hit on it
since you are going to replace the axle so why care if it's bad.

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Dont know how to put on wheel hub

While you did not mention the year, front or rear hub I have done most.
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Replace a front axle 2007 pontiac do i get the axle out of the hub.

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2002 chev impala, what is the torque spec on front hubs with abs

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Jan 11, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet Impala

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Do you have to remove either the upper or lower ball joint to remove front left cv axle?also is the hub have to be pressed on and off,or can i snug it up with the axle nut?

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How do i fix a driveshaft on a 1995 vw golf

take off the wheel.
remove the nut at the end of the axle.36mm socket or so.
on the lower control arm there is a castle nut with a cotter pin.take out the pin and remove the castle nut.
then with a pry bar,put pressure on the lower control arm so the ball joint is free out of the lower control arm. pull on and swing away the hub assembly until it clears the spline from the outer axle.swing the hub out of the way so the axle can be pulled out of the transmission.
tie it out of the way with a tie down cord.
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there is a spring on the end of the inner spline,some are quite tight on there.
remove the axle.

installation is reverse of the above.
first the shaft is put into the transmission, then you will have to hammer it in until it "sets". use a soft material like wood on the end of the axle .do not hit the spline directly with a hammer,it will damage the splines!
make sure not to damage the transmission seal where the drive shaft goes will lose a little transmission fluid and will have to top it up.once the shaft is installed,turn it and make sure it meshes proper inside the transmission. then move the hub into place over the driveshaft.tighten the axle shaft to vw torque spec.
install the lower ball joint into the control arm and tighten the castle nut to vw torque spec.and install a new cotter pin.
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it takes a special stick to measure the vw tranny fluid if it is an automatic.a dealer will be able to check it unless you want the vw special tool for that.
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it takes about half an hour to do if you do alot of them.
go slow do it right and it may take a couple hours,but you will feel good about it.

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