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Need some tips on the stupid hub lock ring

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MudFrog, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. MudFrog

    MudFrog 1/2 ton status

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    One of the lock rings for my hub is being stubborn, no matter what I do I cannot get it free. This is the outer lock ring, the one you can not use pliers on. I spent two hours poking and prying with screwdrivers on Saturday and still could not get it loose /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    Any tips to try, they are usually a pain but they have never been this bad.
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    This is the one on the groove at the outer most edge of the bearing hub, right?

    If it seems to be stuck and needs to be broken loose I'd take a hammer and small punch and try to make it rotate in the groove. Once you know it's not stuck go get some good quality picks and start digging again. Be careful with the picks as they can break so grab some safety glasses just in case.
     
  3. pauly383

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    Ditto on the picks , they help . What I do is take a small screwdriver and hold one side so it wont rotate , and then pick the other side in the opposite direction , once your under it leave it there and take the srewdriver and put it in the gap you just made and pry it out /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    what i do is take a very small screw drive and work my way under it mear the end, then take a pick that is bent 90* and get under the edge with it and pull up and while moving the screw driver around it to help pull it up. never failed me, only had one give my problems and i just kept at it doing this. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    When you do get it out bend the ends a little bit so next time you will be able to use a screwdriver to get under the end.
     
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    Actually, what I've found that works best for me is that hook shaped O-ring pick. It slides right under the locking ring they you can pull it out of the groove and slide it all the way around the hub and the ring pops right out. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    lots of patience and a pick! last ones i pulled i used a electrical circuit tester and a small screwdriver! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    When you do get it out bend the ends a little bit so next time you will be able to use a screwdriver to get under the end.

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    good tip.. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    or you can grind the ends so they look like this
    [​IMG]

    i'll help for the next time. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I'll get a pick tomorrow and try it. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    When you do get it out bend the ends a little bit so next time you will be able to use a screwdriver to get under the end.

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    That is an great Idea /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gifI wish I had thought of that a long time ago it would have saved a lot of agravation
    good tip.. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    or you can grind the ends so they look like this
    [​IMG]

    i'll help for the next time. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    I use a scribe... which is what I think was discribed earlier.
     

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