Question about 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Minivan
I have all of the bolts removed but can not get the bearing to break free. Have tried penetrating oil and vibration. Do I dare try using heat?
DO NOT USE HEAT there it a tool that removes these stubborn hubs most parts stores rent them a slide hammer that bolts to the wheel hub.
Posted on Apr 19, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
raise van take off wheel you must use jackstands or support your van securly its going to rock alot Take off the four bolts located on the back side of the bearing then take out the small bolt from the speed sensor also located in behind the bearing remove the speed sensor. you will need a large mechanics hammer or heavy blunt object. beat the bearing from the back side dont worry about the cog attached you new bearing has one. dont listen to your hanyes or chiltons manuals thanks.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
Best bet is to get at it with a hammer and screw driver or chisel and try to break it free. When your wheel bearing freezes like that sometimes welds itself to the axle. Very hard to remove
Posted on Feb 07, 2009
Here is the easiest way . take a 14mm socket and extentsion and place it on the bolts and place againt your axle tube and start your truck and turn your wheel against it instead of pounding you will use your powersteering like a press to get your hub out its quicker and less strenous than pounding on the bolts ive done this many times i even made a extentsion for it i use a 14mm 1/2 drive shallow socket and a extension thats about 4 inches long i know im posting late on this one but if it helps anyone out then great
Posted on Nov 09, 2009
Yes those are bolts. You remove those from the back side. This takes a while sometimes. If you can't get them by reverse alone, try hitting them with impact in forward for a hit or two to brake it loose a little. If the new hub comes with new bolts, don't be afarid to brake them. PS, after those bolts are removed, don't forget to remove the nut on the axle shaft. You may also need to use an air hammer to help remove old hub after bolts are removed.
Posted on Sep 06, 2008
These can REALLY stick solidly in place. I usually get them off with one of two methods: A big slide hammer attached to the wheel studs using a hub adapter or by pushing against one of the hub mounting bolts using my biggest air hammer with a flat hammer bit in it. You will wreck the head of the bolt doing this so you need to have another one on hand if it comes to that. I turn the bolt nearly all the way back in so there is just an 1/8" of room between the head of the bolt and the steering knuckle [to provide the maximum thread surface on which the force will be applied] and then rattle on it with the air hammer unit it moves a bit. You may need to move this bolt around to the other holes to work the hub free. Clean the corrosion and rust out of the bore that the hub mounts in before installing the new hub so it will go back in properly. Hope this helps a bit and good luck!
Posted on Jul 02, 2010
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