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2003 grand caravan

I need to replace a rear lug bolt but when i remove the drum i cant get the hub to seperate or come off so i can install the new bolt. i removed all 4 hub bolts but still i cant get it to come loose.

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It's going to take some persistence i'd recommend a small sledge hammer to break it loose then a prybar to work abound the edge until it's free

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