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Half shaft removal 92 legacy( rusted in)
Posted 23 February 2004 - 10:55 PM
Posted 24 February 2004 - 09:02 AM
Posted 24 February 2004 - 12:16 PM
Originally posted by Legacy777
you could try heating up the hub area.......it's not going to be good for the bearings.......but sometimes heat is the only way. Also may want to find some PB Blaster penetrating oil. It's good stuff.
I second this. Any time I have had a stuck bolt, I just take a torch to it for a few min, then try again. In between these "heat treatments", add a little bit of the penetrating oil. The heat will draw it into the threads (in your case splines), and help to loosen it. Just don't do the oil & heat at the same time. The resulting fireball can do serious damage to your eyebrows
Posted 24 February 2004 - 12:53 PM
PB blaster works very well, but not instantly. I have had the best results on extremely rusty parts by spraying several times a day over several days. If it is visibly rusty where the axle protrudes from the hub use a wire brush to clean the rust off so the PB can get in there. Then alternate hitting with a hammer and pressing with a puller. Sometimes an air hammer will do the trick when the BFH fails. My BFH weighs 10lbs BTW. Be careful that you don't damage the axle.
Posted 24 February 2004 - 05:45 PM
Posted 24 February 2004 - 06:02 PM
Posted 24 February 2004 - 07:12 PM
A Hubtamer should do the trick without heat.
I used a slide hammer, but it busted up the bearings pretty good.
Might be a good time to replace the bearings seeing it's got almost 200K.
Isn't the rotor separate from the hub????
Is it rusted on too?
Posted 25 February 2004 - 12:31 PM
It's a tool set used to press the bearings in and out without removing the knuckle.
AFAIK this (OTC 6298 Front Hub Installer & Puller Set) contains the proper tools for removing stuck axles. Your wheel puller may work just as well.
Posted 25 February 2004 - 02:16 PM
Posted 29 February 2004 - 02:41 PM
I am again trying to do the rear bearings on the outback and I have the lateral link bolt out of the right side. Can't get the left one out yet. The next step on the right side is to get the axle out of the hub. Penetrating oil, BFH, heat, no luck. My stepdad is on his way with the air hammer and his massive assortment of pullers.
Why can't Subaru just put a dab of anti-sieze on this stuff!?
Man I wish I had that tool.
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