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Trouble removing hublocks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by steedalx, May 19, 2004.

  1. steedalx

    steedalx 1/2 ton status

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    I was having trouble with my left hub not locking so I got a set of Warn Hubs. The right side went on fine with no problem. The left one (the one that was bad to start with) will not come out. I got the cap assembly and both the lock ring and retaining ring removed but the body assembly will not come out. Any suggestions?
     
  2. mr_fujisawa

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    thread in the screws that normally hold the cap on and try to pull it out wiggling from side to side. if that doesn't work you can try smaller screw drivers in between the hub and the lock and try to pry it out a little at a time from either side.

    maybe the hub is bent?

    good luck.
     
  3. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    squirt a little WD or something around the edge of the locking hub body. Old grease gets hard or you may have a little rust in there, and like mentioned screw in two of the allen boltsand try and wigle it out. Careful not to break off the allen bolts. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    i had the same problem with my right hub, it wasn't locking so i converted to warn hubs. Its a bitch to get out get some carb cleaner and spray out the entire assembly And see if anything is blocking it. If your hub wasn't working this is the most likely cause.
     
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    Another thing that can make a hub difficult to remove is the snap ring groove on the end of the shaft.
    I have seen them devolop a ridge and have to be filed a bit for the hub to slide over the shaft.
     

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