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WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLY

2002 Kia Spectra

Tires and Wheels problem
2002 Kia Spectra 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 70,000 miles

2CarPros,

I am trying to replace the stud bolts of my right front tire Hub assembly, and I can not get the Hub assembly to come free from the vehicle. I have tried using the propper tool to remove the hub with a slide hammer as I have researched to do, but the hub assembly will not come free. I have removed the center nut but feell as though I am missing a fundamental step in the process particular to this vehicle. Otherwise there is a more fundamental problem in the mechanics of the part. Which place do you believe the problem lies: Have I missed a step in the parts removal and what step would that be, or is the part in some way jammed inside its mount and will not come free?

With anticipation for a result,

Scott M. DeBruycker
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IrvinJones
March 10, 2008.




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