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1990 f150 4x4 front axle removal

I've gotten as far as removing the large nut on the axle but can't seem to get the hub and rotor assembly to come off. There looks like something like a washer with tiny holes in it may still be holding it. I've tried to pry it and even hit the rotor to loosen it but nothing seems to work.

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I'm not positive what type axle you have but the order of parts should be the anti lock free running hub assembly, a lock washer then the wheel bearing lock nut. The lock nut could look like a thick washer with 5 or 6 holes in it.
But depending on your front axle you may have a rotor and hub assembly that's a single unit or they could be separate. If they are separate then you may need a sledge hammer to get the rotors off. Ford's front rotors can be a real pain in the a$$ to get loose. Regardless which type you have if the order of what you have taken off so far matches what I said then washer is probably the locking nut. The only way to get it off is a special spanner wrench or a punch and hammer. If you are still uncertain about it let me know and give the axle make and type and I'll be glad to help.
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