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Need to relpace lug nuts, what is needed to remove the hub?

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Huge, really ugly job, because this is one of the worst design flaws I've ever seen... and I'm assuming we're talking about the front wheels. Get this. You have to separate the hub from the steering knuckle using a hub puller designed specifically for the Capri (it's in the Ford tools catalog). Then once you've replaced the lug (and/or the brake rotor and/or the wheel bearings and/or the wheel seals - because all of those require the same proceedure too) the hub needs to then be pressed back into the steering knuckle using a hydralic (or similar) press... which no doubt would consist of also pulling the knuckle to achieve). Impressed? Yes, so was I.

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