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Avm Manual Hub Install Help!!!

Well I Installed 1 Of My Avm Locking Hubs On My 98 Ranger Without A Glitch! Took 15 Minutes. When I Got To The Other Wheel, The Old Hub Was Froze Up With Rust And Dirt. I Tried To Pry It Loose And All That Happened Is The Whole Plasic Shell That Sticks Out Broke Off Flush Leaving All The Gears And Guts Intact Around The Spine. Now How Do I Get The Rest Of The Old Hub Out? Thanks
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spray some lub or something on it i actually preped my hubs before putting in maunual i had to beat on my a little to get it to break loose i just did mine wed and my passenger side was stuck but tues night i preped them
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The problem is , I have nothing to grab hold of to get the rest of the hub guts out.
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take a rubber mallet to it and tap it. tapping it will loosen up some of the rust and dirt. vise grips maybe and pull it out? use some sort of prying device. improvise alittle with the tools u have.
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give her a good smack!!! if the hub was to be locked could that be the problem?
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There is nothing to grab hold of. Its flush with the spline. The only possible solution I can think of is to drill a tiny hole in the hub gears and maybe get a aluminum screw started and use that to pull the rest of the hub guts out. maybe that will work. Its really caked up in there. Rust on the spline and on the hub guts. Its just froze up in there. when I pulled on the old hub, that whole black plastic part just broke off leaving the hub gears ect intact, flush with the spline.
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my last choice would be a air hammer then i would start drilling and cutting away sorry to hear its being a pain for ya
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where did u get ur hubs and wut kind are they? i ask this cause i want to convert to lockl hubs on my 99 but i cant find anybody that carries them for my truck. as for ur problem, id say the same, give her an ol smack.
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Tellico4x4 is who sells AVM hubs.

As for what's happening, I'm don't understand what happened so I would say take a picture if you can. Might help clear up my screwed up head.
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Can i post a picture on here?
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