2003 Chevy Tahoe Hub Assembly Removal

Tiny
DBUCHOVECKY
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET TAHOE
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 65,000 MILES
Hi,

I'm replacing the front hub assembly, rotors and brakes on my 2003 Chevy Tahoe (4x4).

I've removed the brakes, rotor, the 36mm axle nut and the 3 bolts that hold the hub assembly from the back.

I gently tapped the axle and it's free. However, the hub won't come loose. From what I can tell, it's a press fit and should pop out. I tried hitting it with a hammer from the back, but it doesn't want to move. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get the old hub assembly free?

Thanks,
Dennis
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Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 AT 11:19 PM

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Tiny
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Hello, you may need a puller. Usually the puller mounts to the lug studs, takes two or three lug nuts to hold it on. The puller may have a stud that screws down onto the shaft-end that sticks out past the hub.

I haven't done this on your vehicle, but, I have done it on others, trying to get the shaft loose from the hub.

I used a chain mounted to the lug studs, tried to keep the chain centered over the shaft, then used a small scissor jack between the chain and the shaft. It came loose easy, but, It's always best to use the proper tools for the job at hand.
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Friday, January 23rd, 2009 AT 12:35 PM

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