Remove stuck wheel hub assembly 4x4 - DodgeForum.com


Notices

2nd Gen Ram Tech 1994-2001 Rams: This section is for TECHNICAL discussions only, that involve the 1994 through 2001 Rams. For any non-tech discussions, please direct your attention to the "General discussion/NON-tech" sub sections.

Remove stuck wheel hub assembly 4x4

Reply
 
 
  #1  
Old 08-29-2010, 03:14 PM
relic46
relic46 is offline
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Midwest
Posts: 2
Default Remove stuck wheel hub assembly 4x4

Desperate for a solution.

97 Ram 1500 4x4. trying to replace front wheel hub assembly (bad wheel bearing). Everything is removed, brake caliper, castle nut etc. Wheel hub assembly itself is stuck... big time. Two weeks of PB solvent, tried leaving the hub assembly bolts partially threaded with socket on end and hitting with a hammer. Assembly won't budge. Tried putting deep well socket on end of hub assembly bolt and pinching against the steel mount that the axle runs through (not sure what its called) and using the power steering to pop hub assembly off. Nothing, didn't budge. Tried using a hub puller and it just wanted to pull the hub itself out of its assembly.

I've spent two weeks beating, banging, leveraging, prying and everything else I could think of to get this thing to move. Not a budge.

Any help or suggestions as to how to get this thign off would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-29-2010, 03:17 PM
HeyYou's Avatar
HeyYou
HeyYou is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Clayton MI
Posts: 42,405
Default

Pop the ball joints, take it to a machine shop, and have it pressed off. While you are in there, replace the ball joints......
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-30-2010, 01:31 AM
Scottr1110
Scottr1110 is offline
Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Westmont IL
Posts: 342
Default

they make a tool to pull it out it presses on the axle shaft and pulls on the lugs seen them use it at work try looking for one online.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-30-2010, 08:40 AM
redneck_ram's Avatar
redneck_ram
redneck_ram is offline
Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester, NH
Posts: 4,075
Default

if you have an air compressor take an air hammer with the pointed end for bolts and other things. the 3 bolts that hold the bearing in, turn them out 5 or 6 turns and hit the heads with the air hammer. keep doing this and it will fall right out. all that needs to be done is popping the tie-rod end off. make sure you hit the head of all 3 bolts and close to the centers as possible or you could ruin the bolt.
Reply With Quote
 
 
 

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
mrbb1
Archived Classifieds
6
11-22-2015 01:50 PM
salrt
3rd Gen Durango
26
07-23-2015 09:34 AM
AndrewMorin
2nd Gen Dakota
5
07-22-2015 12:45 PM
Stratus0159
Dodge Stratus
6
07-18-2015 07:51 PM
Prismatic
3rd Gen Ram Tech
1
07-17-2015 05:39 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Featured Sponsors

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:14 PM.