1997 CHEVY LUMINA FRONT HUB BEARING REPLACEMENT

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  • streamrock
  • 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1997 Chevy Lumina 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 60000 miles

front driver side wheel bearing bad. Trying to replace. Cannot get bearing assembly out. Removed all bolts-4. See no other way fastened. Have hub puller. Does not come off. Very rusty. How can I remove hub bearing assembly? Cannot remove knuckle to try to press out--sorry, no picture.

Monday, May 10th, 2010 AT 10:57 PM

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  • bluelightnin6
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Hello and thanks for donating

You could try heating it since it is rusty. This will cause the metal to expand and possibly loosen it up a bit. The replacement steps are below so be sure you have completed all steps as well..


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_2139.jpg

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Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 AT 12:10 AM
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  • streamrock
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Is it okay to use a pneumatic impact wrench on hub puller to provide more torque in pulling assembly out? Or would that vibration cause damage to cv joint?

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Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 AT 5:27 PM
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Many people do like using impact wrenches on pullers, but sometimes this can do more harm than good so I wouldn't recommend it. The whole point of a puller is so you won't have to use a hammer, impact wrench or anything that could do damage to the cv axle or other nearby parts.

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Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 AT 6:05 PM

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