I had sprayed PB blaster liberally to splines behine the
nut. Then used a 3lb stone hammer repeatedly with
the old nut threaded flush with shaft. All I managed to
do was destroy the threads on the nut, fortunately not
the threads on the shaft. Had replaced the bearing
on the left side already, so I used the old nut to fasten
the hub assembly and shaft back together so I can
drive the car. I didn't have a three prong puller to use.
Wondering if that with a judicial amount of hammering
on it when the puller gets tight would do it. Not sure
if it will. Don't know if the sawzall would cut the bearing
if I cut the hub away. Believe the bearing is hardened.
What do you think?
Monday, August 9th, 2010 AT 5:39 PM