GMC K1500 FRONT HUB REMOVAL

  • Tiny
  • Dpayne
  • GMC C1500

I have to replace the wheel studs on my left front hub/brake assembly, which requires removal. i followed all the steps from my Haynes, removed the hub locking mechanism, but the thing still won't come off. am i missing something? any tricks to motivate this thing off of here?
1986 GMC K1500
mileage: ??? high ???
engine: custom 350


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/60761_hub2_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/60761_hub1_1.jpg

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Friday, February 23rd, 2007 AT 10:50 AM

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  • Tiny
  • CHEVYII
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Will the ring in the pic come off, because if I remember right it should spin off allowing access to the outer bearing and essentially allowing the rotor to come off

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Friday, February 23rd, 2007 AT 11:21 AM
  • Tiny
  • Dpayne
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Looks like it should spin off, but I couldn't get it to budge loose (used a pair of pliers wedged in there) is there a special socket for this?

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Friday, February 23rd, 2007 AT 11:41 AM
  • Tiny
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There is a special socket for the nut, you should be able to pick it up at any large auto parts store or sears

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Friday, February 23rd, 2007 AT 11:41 AM
  • Tiny
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I'll do that. Thanks a bunch. Donation on the way.
This site is great.

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Friday, February 23rd, 2007 AT 12:02 PM
  • Tiny
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No problem, we are all here to help in our spare time, good luck with the reapir, im sure when its all done you will think it was simple and have no problem doing it again, keep us updated

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jim

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Friday, February 23rd, 2007 AT 12:07 PM

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