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How do you get a hub seal out of 14bff??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by XHitman396, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. XHitman396

    XHitman396 1/2 ton status

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    Is there a trick to getting the seal that's in the inside of the hub on a 14bff out?? It's a pretty stout SOB, so is there anything better than the screwdriver and hammer way?? thanks
     
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    use the axle shaft to pop it out
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i flip the hub backwards on the spindle and install big 4ft prybar and pop them out all the time.:D
     
  4. XHitman396

    XHitman396 1/2 ton status

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    how does that work exactly??? the axle shaft that is..
     
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    that wont work to good for you as you have non c-clip shafts. thats mostly a c-clip shaft seal trick.
     
  6. resurrected_jimmy

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    substitute axle shaft for prybar as mentioned above or use it to punch the seal out with the hub off the vehicle

    another way I have done it is to pull the bearings out and then spin the nut back on the spindle a few threads and rake the hub across it to pull the seal out, kind of another form of a poor boy slide hammer
     
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    are you doing wheel bearings or just the seal? when I did my wheel bearings all I did was lay the hub down and use a punch on the wheel bearing and it pushed the seal out with it. but I wouldnt recomend it if your not chaning wheel bearings too.
     
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    I always do it that way, even if your not changing the bearings. just make sure you have a big punch and you hit it bearing on the inside, not the cage or the rollers. I work on a fleet with lots of chev one tons and I have yet to wreck any wheel bearings this way but I have seen lots of marred up hubs from people trying to pry the seal out with screwdrivers.
     

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