How to remove fron hub assembly

Tiny
STUART PETRIE
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  • 2004 HYUNDAI TIBURON
  • 2.7L
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 221,000 MILES
I cant get front hub off to replace bearing I took it to a garage they cant get it off either and theres no how to for it on line, we tryed pullys pri bars everything cant get it off axel we took whole front off to try no luck can you help ive done front hubs befor but this car is different .
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Monday, August 8th, 2016 AT 3:21 PM

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Tiny
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It says you just have to undo bolt then smack axle on end to break loose from hub if it won't do that you 'll have to use heat even though it's not recommended. What you might try is using a propane torch then cooling with penetrating oil and tapping on end of axle several times it may break it loose. If axle won't come out then you need to remove the center bearing that supports the axle to engine block.
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Monday, August 8th, 2016 AT 3:46 PM
Tiny
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If you're trying to unbolt the bearing assembly, you're looking at the wrong style. This is the same as what Chrysler used in the '80s. Hondas, Toyotas, and Fords use it too. You need a special tool to press the hub out of the bearing once the half-shaft is removed. When the hub is out, there is a circlip to remove that retains the bearing in the spindle. With that removed, the tool is used again to press the bearing out of the spindle.

The tool is designed to be used with an impact gun, but I found the tool lasts longer and the job is easier if you mount it to the spindle like normal, but instead of stressing it with the impact, run the pressing bolt tight by hand, then smack the end of it with a hammer. Tighten it by hand again, then smack it again.

The tool is also used to pull the bearing into the spindle, then to pull the hub into the bearing. Once assembled, the CV joint holds everything together so be sure it is torqued to specs before any vehicle weight is put on it.

The tool pulls against the center of the bearing when drawing in the hub. There is a special cone for that. If you don't use that cone, you'll push the bearing race out the back side and destroy it.
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Monday, August 8th, 2016 AT 4:17 PM
Tiny
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I took it to garage they heated it up tryed everything its seized in there they said I gota get new parts from hub to eng spindow hub assembly and axel cause they cant get axel out of hub I tryed pully and pry bars to I just want to get axel out be nice to save the spindow
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Monday, August 8th, 2016 AT 5:55 PM
Tiny
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I'd have to see it to give you a proper answer, but I do know there's something wrong when you mentioned "pry bars". You might as well be prying with tooth picks. Some mechanics take the spindle off the vehicle and assemble the new bearing with a hydraulic press. Those develop a hundred times more pressure than you can with a pry bar, but that is what it takes.

What concerns me is if I understand correctly, you can't get the CV joint out of the hub. I know this SHOULD be obvious, but was the axle nut removed? I run that nut on backward to protect the joint's threads, then I bang on that to start the joint coming out. I've never had one that I couldn't get loose that way, and I live in the middle of where they throw a pound of salt on an ounce of snow every winter.

Once the joint starts to move, there will be room to disconnect the lower ball joint, then you can pull the spindle away from the CV joint.
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Monday, August 8th, 2016 AT 9:17 PM

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