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Old 03-10-2013, 06:24 PM
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Need help with front hubs

I am trying to replace the ball joints on my 2002 F350. I am having a terrible time getting the front hub assembly off. Does anyone have any tips on how to get it off? I have it broke loose at three sides. The last one isn't budging. Any ideas? I have been prying and hammering for a day and a half now.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:27 PM
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i checked the manual and it says that after the retainer ring is removed it should pull off, maybe try spinning the hub forward and backwards some?
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It's not the locking hubs I'm trying to get off it's the wheel hub held on by 4 studs. I got the nuts off and three of the studs have broke free but, the fourth one isn't budging.
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oh, I see...

some pb blaster (soak, wait, repeat) and either a really good impact or a really long bar. tighten and loosen back and forth, tap on it with a hammer, or as a last resort carefully heat it with a torch and hit it with pb blaster.

if that doesn't work, cuss more.
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So far, the only thing I haven't done is the heat. I've done everything else, including the cussing!
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They are a pain. Remove the nuts and use a good dead blow. Sounds caveman but it works. Hammer back and forth and it won't hurt the spindle. Heat is always a last resort IMHO.
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