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what was that trick for the stuck auto hub on a D44?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Seventy4Blazer, Jul 13, 2002.

  1. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    i did a search but i could not find it....
    please help. the drivers side will not come out. it is not enguaged. it feels like it is caught on splines or something....
    it moves back and forth about .25 inches behind the groove for the snap ring but will not pass the grove.
    grant
     
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    UMM did ya take out both snap rings ? BFH time !!! j/k
     
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    he he, i wish it was that simple... i tried a medium hammer, i dont want to damage the shafts at all so i have to be a bit carefull. any other ideas?
    grant /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
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    its automatic hub. has nothing to screw into... i could drill and use jmy tap and die set..... /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
    grant
     
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    You could try a short piece of angle iron with holes drilled for two of the torx screws that hold the cap on to go through. Put a socket that fits into the center of the hub against the stubshaft and tighten down the screws to pull out the hub body. Don't ever put it back in......throw it away and get some manual hubs.
     
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    automatic hubs dont have any holes for screws....
    but i ended up getting it off... kind of in a brutal way but the shafts are not dammaged. i took my favorite tool to the hub case. SAWSALL!!! cut just behind the hub sprag and remover the two together. i need to replace the hubs anyway for 8 lug conversion.

    i thank all of you for your ideas. most of them would have worked if i had manual hubs.
    grant
     
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    Hmmm....maybe 1/2 ton hubs are different. My D60 autos had five torx screws that held the cap onto the body.
     
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    yeah, they are flat as can be. but i fixed the problem. got the shafts out. thats all i needed. now i can part the rest of the dam* thing out.
    grant
     

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