in the process of doing my first u joint replacement on the front wheel...just trying to get access at it first...
I have three 13mm twelve point bolts that are holding the hub and bearing assembly onto the steering knuckle. Mine look original, meaning 17 years of Vermont winters and corrosion. Have soaked both sides with PB Blaster over night, again this AM, hit with hammer etc - don't know how I can get the top middle one with the impact wrench, doing that one last. Was going to start trying to spin them with my impact gun today after work....any other recommendations to get them out? I don't have the ability or skill to deal with these if they break / strip.
I have been told heat...anything I can mess up down there with heat? I have a small propane torch...not mapp gas. The mapp was so much more expensive...is it worth getting it? If heat is advisable, would it be done right before I try to spin them, and do I try to heat the bolts or the surrounding metal?
Thanks for any input which will get them out successfully!