Took my truck to a dealer and they wanted $600+ to replace my 2 front wheel bearing/hub assembly.
Autozone had them for $78 each.
I was able to take off the rotor but the hub assembly is stuck inside the rotor. I wasn't going to replace the rotor and from what I've been told I should have too.
Everything I've found online is about replacing the rotor so no-one has made a good explanation as to how to remove the parts without damaging the rotors.
I've attempted a rubber hammer to the back of the rotor and the screws.
I've attempted to slam it down on the concrete as straight as possible.
I've added a wd-40 and another really good lubricant to the crevasses.
And still nothing will move....
Can anyone out there help me?
Thanks in advance.
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I had a look at the Napa site at the front bearing for my '01 QC. From what you are describing. Remove from the truck then on the bench, I would support the rotor on some blocks then place another block of wood between the studs and give it a good solid WHACK! with a BFH. On reassembly, I would put a thin skim of anti-seize across the bearing hat.
Keep us posted of your progress.
After several hours of messing with the assembly and rotor, I moved on to the other parts I needed to replace. Before I did I soaked some WD-40 into the crevasses and let it sit there for about 2 hours.
When I came back to it, I steadily and evenly slammed the rotor down on the cement, bolts downward. After a couple more times of that it finally broke free.
The left side wasn't near as difficult. Still stuck, but no WD-40 required and it broke free after a couple of smacks on the concrete.