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Old 09-03-2015, 07:51 PM   #1
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Honda wheel bearings are the Deeeevil!

They can't be 1 piece units like on my Expy. I can do an Expy wheel bearing in literally a half hour start to finish.

Have to deal with press on bearings, took me an hour and a half to do the left rear and I'm like "ok now that I know how to do these it'll be easier". Nope.



Axle was so rusted into the hub that a freaking hub puller split the hardened steel axle. Like wt literal f.

Talked to my Honda mechanic father in law and he's like. "Well 1 you need a new axle". Lol thanks. Anyone have any suggestions on how to get this sucker out? I'm soaking it in PB Blaster right now and I'm going to try again tomorrow with more heat but not holding out any hope.

Going to go borrow an air hammer on Saturday if I can't get it tomorrow and then I guess my last resort is to cut the axle in half, unbolt the entire drum assembly from the car and hope the CV joing isn't too big to pull through the hole. It looks like it'll fit but not 100%.

edit: Also note the quality rental tooks from Autozone lol. Eh, it works.
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Is that the tool with the slide hammer?
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No that's a hub bearing press. Bolt it to the lugs and then spin in the black piece and it is SUPPOSED to push the axle out of the hub. Then slide hammer out the outer hub, score and crack the race stuck to said hub and slide it off, unbolt the inner hub and press the outer hub into the new inner hub.

But now I need a new axle on that side at least. The good news is they are easy to do, I just have to get this thing freaking out...
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Sounds like a ***** lol. I dont know man. Soak it and try again later lol
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I'll get it... eventually. Its taking away from time on the stang... grumble...
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Honda wheel bearings are the Deeeevil!

I'll see if my boss has any tips on this, tomorrow. There's a way that he gets them out, but I can't remember how.


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Heat and more heat
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Tomorrow morning going to get it hot as ****, put the puller back on it, get it real tight and apply BFH.

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Didn't mess with that rear bearing yet, wanted to make sure I didn't need anything else as far as the front of the car. Well... turns out the front knuckles have to come totally off so luckily I have a fork wedge and a BFH so I got that done. But the front bearings are completely frozen in the hubs so taking the knuckles to my FIL's house tomorrow to use his shop press and also have to order all new rubber boots for the ball joints because they are all rotted. It never ends with this stupid car but after this and the converter it should be a simple spark plug/wire change and good for another 50k. Hopefully...

Then maybe I can get to pulling the motor out of the GT...
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So my father in law having a shop press has made me resolve to get one after I move and have more garage space. Pressed both frozen bearings out of the front knuckles and new ones in and then the outer hubs into the knuckle in like 20 minutes. Now to tackle that stuck rear axle...
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