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Axle/hub help please!

I'm trying to get a front axle out of the hub on a 44 but it's frozen up pretty good. I pulled the axle and hub out together and soaked it with WD40 then started hitting it with decent sized bronze hammer but it doesn't want to let go. Any tricks?

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Put it on a press.
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Air hammer not budging it, have sledge an hit it a couple times pretty good but don't want to ruin threads. No press available right now.

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Remove the nut......


Sorry, large vise and a BFH.

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Air hammer not budging it, have sledge an hit it a couple times pretty good but don't want to ruin threads. No press available right now.
Little baby-girly air hammer?



Or a "big dog"?



I understand you may not have a SnapOn gun sitting around, but they'll move just about anything that used to move.





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...girly.

I guess I'll be running one axle to pick the kids up from school for a few days until I figure what to do about my front diff. Planned on replacing the seals anyway. On the bright side, I'll get better fuel mileage!

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Little baby-girly air hammer?



Or a "big dog"?



I understand you may not have a SnapOn gun sitting around, but they'll move just about anything that used to move.





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Put away your baby sister air hammers and get the big brother
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But really a press sounds like the best answer with out damaging the end of the stub.

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...girly.

I guess I'll be running one axle to pick the kids up from school for a few days until I figure what to do about my front diff. Planned on replacing the seals anyway. On the bright side, I'll get better fuel mileage!

You put the unit bearing/stub back in, I am guessing?


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soak it with PB blaster for a good 30 minutes or even over night then again for 30minutes. I got mine out that way after trying for 2 hours to get it out. WD40 sucks for rust and freeing parts


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As others said, without a doubt, an air hammer with a small point chisel at the end. Stick it right at the "port" that the end of the stub has and hammer away. A few seconds later, it'll be out.

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Confucius say "If you no want break axle, Drive with BIG head not LITTLE head"
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make sure you plug up the axle tube or your gonna have gear oil coming out when you drive.

i got nothing for getting the bearing off, mine fell right off when i had it apart.

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How about...find some PVC that will fit over the yoke end and seat against the back of the unit bearing. Then turn it upside-down against the frame and jack against the stud. Just some food for thought.

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The best way is a press. I know you said there is not one available. I would invest in a cheap one. I got a 20 ton a decade ago from one of those mobile tool sales. I have used it countless times. The last time was when I replaced my front axles.

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More food:

If can't find PVC and you have a good flat surface to jack against. Pick up a small roll of steel flashing in the roofing section; Let it expand until it is as big as you need then tape it to keep it from unwinding.

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You put the unit bearing/stub back in, I am guessing?
As to previous findings a stub is not required on JK front hubs. 2wd JKs utilize the same bearings and no stub or the like.

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