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jwesley79
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Aug 3, 2011, 1:38 PM

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 "I have removed all the nuts and bolts to my hub assembly on my 05 Mercury Mountaineer but it was terrible when I finally got the money to buy the kit and change it and it seems as if the assembly is welded to the vehicle. How can I remove it without putting everything back on and taking it somewhere?"


nickwarner
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Aug 3, 2011, 2:40 PM

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I would drive a cold chisel between the hub and the backing plate. Work around it bit by bit. Sometimes warming it up a bit with a propane torch can help along with a lot of penetrating oil but I think they have an aluminum backing plate so be sure not to get too crazy or you'll be buying a new one.


Discretesignals
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Aug 3, 2011, 3:16 PM

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That bearing is pressed into the knuckle. The knuckle has to be removed and a press with adapters is used to remove and install those bearings. You'll never get it out using chisels, hammers, or torches without doing major damage to the hub or knuckle.







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Hammer Time
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Aug 3, 2011, 4:19 PM

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It appears to have a removable hub DS





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Discretesignals
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Aug 3, 2011, 4:28 PM

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Your right HT... I was looking at Mercury Mariner(duh). It was really hot today, so that might be a factor..lol





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Hammer Time
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Aug 3, 2011, 4:30 PM

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LOL............ no problem

I still certainly wouldn't take a chisel to it though. A heavy slide hammer would be a better approach.



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zmame
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Aug 4, 2011, 6:28 PM

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or few swats with heavy hammer on the hub should break it loose.. these cars usally don't seize in there to badly.


Mr.scotty
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Aug 4, 2011, 9:59 PM

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I take a mini sledge to the outside of the hub if there stuck in when i go to replace them.
Works every time.Sly
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