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Front hub removal by rennoc442
Started on: 03-24-2014 12:37 PM
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Last post by: rennoc442 on 03-24-2014 05:26 PM
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Report this Post03-24-2014 12:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rennoc442Send a Private Message to rennoc442Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey guys on my 88 gt the front hubs are rusted onto the spindles! Anyone have suggestions as to how to remove them? Is there a press or a tool that can be used to assist?

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I had to take mine to a shop where they could put them in a press.

But some here have used the mounting bolts and threaded them in from the backside of the knuckle. Find a length of rod (like a cut down pushrod or something) and put them in the hole first. With the bolts threaded in from behind, the cutoffs will push against the bearing flange and press the bearing out of the knuckle.
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http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...050410-2-056279.html

It works quite well, but some have cautioned it could brinell the bearing race surface. If these are bad to begin with, no problem. I haven't had any problems on mine, but it's something to be aware of. (FYI, I'm still running the same bearings I installed using that method. The thread was from 10 years ago).

If you have longer bolts, you don't need the short length of pushrod like I used. I just didn't have any bolts long enough to reach all the way through and made do with what I had.

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You can also use a harmonic balancer puller (or anyone with 3 bolt holes) from the back side and use a large socket to press on the bearing body. Most of the time I use longer bolts that are fully threaded to push the bearing out via the flange (like Formula88 showed in his link)

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http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...050410-2-056279.html



Awesome! That's the thread I was thinking of.

I'd forgotten you used longer bolts.

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Report this Post03-24-2014 05:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rennoc442Send a Private Message to rennoc442Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks formula! I found some 90mm at home depot with full threads!
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