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Cannot get front hub assembly to come off. caliper and rotor are removed, spindle nut and cotter pin removed, still will not budge, even with a puller.

I have a '04 3500 4x4 that I am replacing the front wheelbearings on. I have the brake caliper and rotor removed, the four bolts that hold the hub assembly, and of course the nut and cotter pin from the spindle are removed, and yet even with a puller I cannot get the hub assembly off, what am I doing wrong??? thank you for your help, Don

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These things always stick. Here's my trick to get them off. Get 4 more bolts with the same thread, but much longer. Screw them into the holes, start the engine (DON'T TOUCH THE BRAKE PEDAL), and turn the wheel back and forth. As you get all the way to one side the longer bolts will hit the axle housing and push the hub/bearing assembly out of the knuckle. Snap on also mahes a special tool for this that does the same thing, but uses the factory bolts. There's probably 20 different ways you can rig something up that will work off the same principle. You're gonna have to get creative if you wanna drive it this week.

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