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Old 08-18-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
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Grrrrrrr!!! Can't get the wheel bearing bolt off!!!!!!!!!!

Any suggestions???
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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Leave the jeep on the ground with the wheel center cap removed, and put a long pipe on your breaker bar and use your body weight to break it free.

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Old 08-18-2012, 09:07 PM   #3
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I did..........and nothing! I've put soooo much pressure on that damn nut with a 4 foot pipe and it won't budge. Also, it's been soaking in PB Blaster.
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Heat is your friend
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Yea, I haven't tried heat yet..........but I will at the crack of dawn!
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:20 PM   #6
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Heat is your friend
Yep, heat will do it.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:08 AM   #7
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and/or use a longer bar.
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and/or use a longer bar.
Yep I did this with a 4 foot, and it would not budge. I got a 6 foot pipe from a buddy. Put my weight on it and pop! Loudest pop from a nut I have ever heard.
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Yep I did this with a 4 foot, and it would not budge. I got a 6 foot pipe from a buddy. Put my weight on it and pop! Loudest pop from a nut I have ever heard.
I thought I broke my socket.
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I thought I broke my socket.
It scared the shit outa me! Lol I though I broke something too.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:23 AM   #11
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Heat is the best approach to getting it off, but normally if you have to use heat, you will also need a new nut when you go to reinstall the bearing unit.

The heat will distort the threads enough to get it off, but when it cools, it will make the threads brittle and they will strip when you try to put it back on....sometimes.

The nut gets put on with 175 ft lbs of torque from the factory. Usually takes a good 3/4" drive impact gun to get the nut off. Or a 6ft long cheater pipe, and a full sized man to jump on it.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:13 PM   #12
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Well, I heated the hell out of both sides.........passenger side came off great, the drivers side....ummmmmmm, STRIPPED!!! Now, to find a new yoke. Blah.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:51 PM   #13
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you can find used yokes all day on ebay.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:08 PM   #14
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I've already checked eBay and nothing.......unless I didn't use the right key words.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:07 PM   #15
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type in jeep wrangler axle shaft or dana 30 axle shaft
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:15 PM   #17
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-Passeng...714c85&vxp=mtr


I'm not sure if I added this link correctly, but, can I use this yoke on the drivers side?

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