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CANT REMOVE WHEEL OF CAR

1991 Ford Festiva • 4 cylinder 2WD Automatic • 120,000 miles

1991 Ford Festiva mileage: 120,000. The right real wheel was loose on car. Upon investigation, several roller bearings are missing. I cannot get this wheel off of the axle. Is there some "trick" that I'm not aware of, or do you think the remaining bearings have "welded" themselves to the axle?

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2CarPros-Archives
February 11, 2011.



From what you describe, yes, the bearings have probably "welded" to the axle. We have found that a "slide hammer" works quite well to remove the hub.

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2CarPros-Archives
Feb 11, 2011.