Help anyone any tips how to remove rear hubs off the rear axle, seized solid,used cans of the wd40 stuff and nearly broke me pullers still not budging!!! Stubborn buggers!! Need to remove as I’m changing the oil seals.
Having recently done this and like you struggled..... One side gave way with a puller but the other side I to use heat to expand the hub and then 'tap' it with a hammer whilst under pressure from the puller. This seemed to have the desired effect! Chris
I had the same problem ended up making a puller myself and it worked a treat, cut some 3/8 steel plate 6" diameter drilled 4 holes to pick up the wheel studs then drilled a 3/4 clearance hole in the centre and then welded a 3/4 nut over the hole then used the 3/4 bolt to jack the hub off, took some doing but off it came.Your'e welcome to borrow it if you fancy a trip to S Wales.Hope this helps. Jim.
Not done this recently, but did on my Kitten back in the 1980s. I also used a slide hammer. At the time these cost a fortune so as I recall I hired one from the local tool shop. In all the years since I've never needed one again, so probably renting the tool was the best option. A hammer is better than a puller in principle because it gives a very high but evenly distributed shock load to the seized joint, whether to crack the stiction or the corrosion. Tapping all round with a hammer is OK but of course the load is not evenly applied so there is the risk of cracking the metal or bending it. A puller applies the load slowly, and as many will testify the battle is between the force needed to free the joint and the force needed to strip the threads of the puller. One compromise is to tighten the puller to as hard as you dare before anything breaks, then give the centre of it a good thump with a very heavy hammer (club, sledge etc). This combination gives a safe, fairly evenly applied (depending on how evenly spaced are the legs of the puller) shock load to the seized joint, but again it won't be anything like as high or as evenly distributed as you'd get with a slide hammer.
The first time i did mine it was stuck like shit to a blanket. We used a puller but left the nut still in place then heated it with a gas welding torch. When it did come of it was like a rocket going off. I assemble everything with copper ease now.
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I had the same "fun" today. I tried my largest puller, but no move!
Is it only the self-lock nut which hold the hub? Or is there any hidden bolt or something? Has anyone a diagram of the axle? I do not understand how I can pull the half shaft out without disassembling the hub!?
Sorry have no advice other than the above... I kept pressure on the hub whilst applying heat around the outside. Remember to keep the nut on though in case it comes flying off! Chris
Thanks! I wasn't sure if there is any secret bolt! So raw violence and heat is the solution... I will give another try with more heat. Do you know what size/ thread the self lock nut is? I'm not good in inch thread... I burned that plastic ring in the nut.