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03 obw axle wont come out of hub
Posted 19 August 2009 - 09:05 PM
Posted 20 August 2009 - 04:57 AM
how did they "put it on a press", did they remove the hub?
i assume they removed the axle nut? if they did then your buddy just has some horrible luck and it has a bit of the rust bug. this is "fairly" common on older stuff - i'm talking 80's and 90's, particularly in the rust belt areas. ideally you get some penetrant (real penetrant, like Liquid Wrench, not WD40) on there without getting it in the bearings.
on a 2003 it's very odd, but obviously it got contaminated somehow. has that hub ever been worked on before? struts, axles, bearings, etc? that would be my guess, it was previously worked on.
Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:31 AM
Interestingly, they say they experience this problem much more frequently with the newer Subies compared to the 90s ones. Their therory is that perhaps tolerances are tighter on the '00 and newer models making them more susceptible to this issue.
Posted 20 August 2009 - 08:38 AM
I should suggest to source a new-used hub assembly, that's what I had to do on my 92 when the axle was seized and no penetrant, press etc could budge it.
Posted 20 August 2009 - 09:15 AM
Posted 21 August 2009 - 10:23 PM
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