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cant figure these hubs out

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5floyd, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. k5floyd

    k5floyd 1/2 ton status

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    im replacing the auto hubs on my 88 and i started taking them off, but i cant figure out how to get the body of the hub out. it seems so simple but i cant figure it out. anyway, i need someone to tell me how these things come out.
     
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    did you take out the allen head bolts?? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    what do you mean by hubs? The manual/auto hubs, or the rotor/hub assembly?
     
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    There should be 2 snap rings - 1 on the end of the stub shaft and another in a groove in the end of the bearing hub "snout" (you'll probably need a pick for this one).
     
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    yes i took the allen head bolts out. do i need to take the rotor/hub assembly off?
     
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    im replacing the auto hubs on my 88 and i started taking them off, but i cant figure out how to get the body of the hub out. it seems so simple but i cant figure it out. anyway, i need someone to tell me how these things come out.

    [/ QUOTE ]I had the same problem with mine, the grease created a suction at the lock ring. I bought a set of picks and used the 90 deg pick to work them loose, I hope this helps you out. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    and another in a groove in the end of the bearing hub "snout" (you'll probably need a pick for this one).

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    If you already have this one out then take two of the small allen head screws and put them in the end of the hub so you can use them as handles to pull the hub out.
     
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    yes i took the allen head bolts out. do i need to take the rotor/hub assembly off?

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    Nope, you can remove the locking hubs (manual or auto) with the tires still on the ground.

    -- A
     
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    The auto hubs have two little pieces sticking out you squeeze with pliers and they come out that way.
     
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    yeah, like 10 min after my last post i figured them out. i was WAAAAAYYY over thinking them, too simple. haha, thanks guys
     

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