2002 Ram 2500 4X4 Front Hub Removal
I am changing the front U-joints on a 2002 Ram 2500 4X4. I have removed the brake caliper and support bracket and the brake disk. The hub bearing assembly has been unbolted. I cannot get the thing to budge. I have spent almost two days on this. I sprayed almost two cans of Blaster on the inside and outside mating seams, since I first got the caliper off. I have beaten on it with a 5lb hand maul, reinserted the four hub bolts 1/2 inch, put a socket on them, and whacked the living govna out of them. No joy. Since the hub bearing does not have any play, I am hesitant of using a torch to try to break it loose.
(All the articles/threads that I have encountered refer to the 1500, mnot the 2500, and reference that the 2500 is more difficult.)