Hub ? how do I remove hub from rotor......

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Hub ? how do I remove hub from rotor......

Postby Track Junky » 24 May 2008 17:16

Before I start whacking away at the hub I figured I would ask here first. 71' 510 sedan, front assy. So I have the dust cover, bearing lock nut,cotter pin, washer, outer bearing off the face side, and the grease seal, inner bearing from the inside, and the four bolts that hold the hub to the rotor off along with the brake assy. Now what, am I missing something here? or is it just pure brute force I'm missing. Any help would be great.

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Re: Hub ? how do I remove hub from rotor......

Postby nbesheer » 24 May 2008 17:53

I think what I did was put the lug bolts in a wheel/tire I had laing around and had someone stand or hold on to it while I wrenched away. But I also remember that I put lug nuts on the lug bolts and set the assembly in the vice and went that way. either way I remember them both working.

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Re: Hub ? how do I remove hub from rotor......

Postby fo0manchu » 24 May 2008 18:37

take off spindle nut and it should come right off.

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Re: Hub ? how do I remove hub from rotor......

Postby Byron510 » 24 May 2008 18:52

Eh Scott,

You're not missing anything. It's common for the hub to rust the rotor.
If you can re-install the 4 bolts that secure the rotor to the hub - leaving the screws out about 4 turns, place the entire ass upside down, (those bolts up) with the disc supported so the the hub is off the surface ( like in a vise). Now strike the bolts alternatively (criss - cross pattern). You'll push the hub out of the rotor this way.
Since you are in the snow belt. Chances are the hub and rotor rusted together pretty well over the years, not supprizing.
Hope that helps.
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Re: Hub ? how do I remove hub from rotor......

Postby Track Junky » 24 May 2008 19:04

Cheers Byron, thought about that but didn't want to wreck the threads in anyway by beating on them. I will give it a go tomorrow and report back.

Thanks for the input.
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Re: Hub ? how do I remove hub from rotor......

Postby nbesheer » 24 May 2008 21:59

Oh, I guess I read the question wrong. If you are worried about the threads, just put a nut on them so you're hitting the nut, not the threads.

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Re: Hub ? how do I remove hub from rotor......

Postby Track Junky » 25 May 2008 10:22

Got it off, thanks for the advise.

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Re: Hub ? how do I remove hub from rotor......

Postby iceD » 27 May 2012 19:03

Wow, this post has not been active since 2008. After an hour of beating on that thing, my second search turned up the answer to my dilemma. Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap and then more taps and then freedom. You need about six inches of elevation to do this. That orange paint really hangs on.

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Re: Hub ? how do I remove hub from rotor......

Postby Byron510 » 27 May 2012 22:32

I remember replacing the rotors on my very first 510, and really beating on the things. It must have been 10 years before I needed to do it again, and it occurred to me to just strike the bolts themselves, it works like a charm.

Gland the archives on the Site do thief thing :D

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