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Well I've been fighting with these rear hub for an hour and can't seem to get the axel shaft to slide out. I've heated it up, lifted everything up to try an allow for maximum room.. No luck. I can get it to slide back about an inch .. Inch an half and it seems like hammering it doesn't do anymore at this point and also I do not want to mushroom the shaft either. Any tips? Thanks
 

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Did you disassemble the trailing arm from the knuckle? Should give you enough room. Think I broke the taper on the upper ball too. Cannot remember. Damn things slid in and out with minimal trouble though.
 

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You have to beat shaft back then loosen bolts holding the bearing. Then beat it back then loosen. It will go. I just took everything off due to lack of tools to access the bottom bolt on the bearing.
 

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Thanks for the info. Emailed Tim and figured it out. Done 40 mins later. I just unbolted a few things from the knuckle and had plenty of room.
 

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This one is a little old, but not seeing it mentioned...



What size is the axle nut? I am seeing it is 35mm, but my socket is not deep enough to fully engage? Seems like the drive-train is all metric?
 

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I think it's a 34. My 36mm deep socket works on it just fine (didn't have the right one).
 

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Hey guys, I believe I have a front wheel hub going, b/c I'm making a damned squeaking noise. I've found a guy with a couple of new take-off STS-V sets of OEM AC-Delco front hubs, OEM Brembo front calipers, and OEM front rotors. Is there anyone else with interest in a quantity purchase of any of these items with me? I think I can get the set of 2 hubs shipped to us for $250 if we order en masse, which is at least $100 off the cheapest I've seen online for good bearings.

I can get prices and quantities of the front Brembo rotors and front Brembo calipers as well if anyone is interested. All New Take Off, OEM.
 

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So confirmed it is 35mm.

Now how the %#$$%^&# do you get a socket on any of the bolts holding the bearing in?one of them is tucked in and I do not even thing I can get a box wrench in on it.?
 

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Wanted to update, as in I FINALLY got a weekend with no rain and No pre-scheduled family events so that I could tackle this.

Thanks Tim for the added info. I ended up actually just pulling the knuckle completely out since it was just hanging there because of tension anyway.. Why mess with fitting box end wrenched behind the Axle shaft when you can just use an impact on them! Second side was much easier than 1st side.
 
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