Put the hub nut back onto the hub and tighten it down to just flush with the threads on the cv shaft.
Get a soft metal drift flush with the nut and smack it with a sledge to free off the cv from the backside of the hub
Loosen off the nut and with the tie rod and top ball joint off, push and pull out the cv shaft from the splines of the hub.
You will then have all the room in the world to get an impact gun to the three bolts on the backside of the hub.
Don't forget to spray the heck out of the cv shaft and hub splines with PB blaster etc.
I just did this last week replacing my two front hubs.
Works like a charm.
Last edited by abarmby; 11-01-2013 at 07:27 AM.