how do you remove dust/grease cap on hub. there are small tapered nuts holding it on. they are around each stud. ive managed to bang out two somehow but te rest wont budge and they keep bending and breaking (the metal nuts) any tricks or tips plzzzzz
I assumed on the other thread that you meant the drum retainers.
I am assuming you are asking about the tapered retainers under the hub nuts to center the axle hub on the studs?
I have used a section of 3/4" schedule 40 pipe slid over the stud and a sharp rap with a 3# engineers to jostle them loose. It sounds like corrosion has seized them. Spray them with a good penetrating oil like Kroil or Gibbs and let the fluid work. After a bit use a propane torch and apply some heat to the studs to help brake them loose.
If you are bending and breaking things you may already have damaged the axle flange.
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