Replacing the driver side wheel hub

Tiny
ROGER MOORE2
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  • 2010 GMC SIERRA
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 126,000 MILES
So I was working on my truck today replacing the driver side wheel hub, upon removing the brake caliper and rotor I find the wheel hub had broken in half (see attached pictures). The hub part that bolts to the knuckle is rusted and or seized on and I can't get it off. Any ideas? I tried heat, a screwdriver and hammer, sledge. Nothing seems to work. Thank you.
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Friday, June 14th, 2019 AT 10:29 PM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

You will need an air hammer and a lot of patience. That part of the bearing seizes into the hub and takes a while to get it out. The air hammer provides enough power to work it loose and remove it.

You will need an air compressor, air hose and a good quality air hammer with a good chisel bit.

I attached one of our youtube videos of the repair for this hub.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgiPRG6jffc

I also attached the procedure and a picture for you as well.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/bearing-hub-replacement

Roy
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