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Old 09-22-2013, 12:09 PM   #1
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Seized Wheel Hub Assembly

i have a 95 YJ 2.5L just like the title says i have a seized wheel hub assembly, tried everything to remove it hammering it pulling it and drenching it with wd-40 and pb blaster. has anyone been in this situation and if so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-22-2013, 12:13 PM   #2
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Easiest way is to loosen the 3 bolts at the back of the hub, but do not remove them. Put just the socket on the head of the front most bolt, and turn the steering wheel so the socket contacts the inner C of the steering knuckle pushing the hub out of the knuckle. Repeat with the socket on the rear most bolt of the hub.

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Old 09-22-2013, 12:24 PM   #3
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how big of a socket do i need, i tried putting a bolt behind the yoke and turning the wheel but the bolt kept falling. i really wish i can get this hub assembly off i want to switch it out and ride my rig again.
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:55 PM   #4
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tried it no luck
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:36 PM   #5
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The suggestion was to basically extend the point of the bolt head to press against the knuckle. By turning the steering wheel, you are pushing the bolt against knuckle and pushing against the threads of the unit bearing housing.

Make sure the caliper, rotor and the large nut in the center of the axle shaft are off.

If the unit bearing is siezed and being replaced, take your favorate BFH and bang on the flange the rotor was on.
Or put tire back on. Use the lug nuts but only thread 2-3 full turns. Use the tire as a way of slide hammer.

If it has never been apart, you may have years of debri and surface rust both on the unit bearing splines to the splines on the axle shaft and the exterior of the unit bearing and the knuckle.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:03 AM   #6
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The suggestion was to basically extend the point of the bolt head to press against the knuckle. By turning the steering wheel, you are pushing the bolt against knuckle and pushing against the threads of the unit bearing housing.

Make sure the caliper, rotor and the large nut in the center of the axle shaft are off.

If the unit bearing is siezed and being replaced, take your favorate BFH and bang on the flange the rotor was on.
Or put tire back on. Use the lug nuts but only thread 2-3 full turns. Use the tire as a way of slide hammer.

If it has never been apart, you may have years of debri and surface rust both on the unit bearing splines to the splines on the axle shaft and the exterior of the unit bearing and the knuckle.
that's the issue its never been apart and ive tried everything, today I plan on renting a 5 ton hydraulic gear puller and puller that S.O.B out. this is all I have left to finally start riding my rig again. wish me luck ill deff need it.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:00 PM   #7
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trying to do the ball joints on my '87. Having the same issue. Tried hammering, pulling, lubricating... nothing. Reading this post made me more disappointed. This could be tough one.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:36 PM   #8
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this worked for me.


Unit Bearing - 1
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:45 PM   #9
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trying to do the ball joints on my '87. Having the same issue. Tried hammering, pulling, lubricating... nothing. Reading this post made me more disappointed. This could be tough one.
i tried this and this worked fine for me get BFH and a Brick Chisel and beat the sh*t out of it, i did break my dust shield in the process but i didnt care i finally got the hub assembly out. $20 dust shield for removing the hub assembly is a bullet im willing to bite. now my tire no longer wobbles but i did break the cotter pin because the new one i got was too big, a huge load was removed off my shoulders once that S.O.B came apart in multiple pieces.
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this worked for me.


Unit Bearing - 1
This...I have yet to hear anyone say this didnt work for them
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:13 AM   #11
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this worked for me.


Unit Bearing - 1

Nice! Thanks! I'll give it a shot.

Also saw this, but your Grade 8 bolt trick looks like a lot less effort! I'll let you all know how it works out!

Replacing a Dana 30 Wheel Hub Bearing
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:09 PM   #12
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It worked! Amazing! Thanks, guys! Literally 10 mins.

Anyone know what size die I need to chase the threads on the axle for the main lug?
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Looks like I found it at RockAuto. In case anyone else wants/needs this info.

M24x1.5 is the thread pitch, rockauto.com look up the year/make/model etc....its under brake/wheel/hub ...axle spindle nut

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