Automobile(s): 99 SLS and Turbo 07 STS-V-Now back to Supercharged
1/2 hr S of Grand Rapids, MI
Re: Rear wheel hub removal
You have to take a bunch of stuff apart to get those out. You have to be able to swing the knuckle out to get the axle out, then you can take the hub off. Think ball joints. Take anything connected to the knuckle with a ball joint off. It's not that hard but takes a while.
I just took the whole knuckle ??? ( I believe that is the official term for the part the hub mates to?) ?? off of the car and then zipped the 3 bolts out no problem.
I *TRIED* to do it on the car and pushed the axle back as far as I felt comfortable with and still didn't think I had enough clearance for my tools. After spending about 35 minutes of goofing around and debating, I dropped the knuckle in about 5 minutes since at the point you are ready to push the axle back and remove the shaft, you only have to release two more suspension pieces from the bottom....
I wasn't really worried about alignment issues as I have a "lifetime alignment" membership at a shop locally so I just stopped back in afterwards. I have to do the other side at some point and I'm going to drop it from the start and not even mess around.