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tips on replacing hub assembly on 4wd edge?

well, my ranger has gone almost 4k on a bad hub ***, and its not going any more! my part arrives tomo, so i have to start on it soon (work truck)! any tips or tools, that would make it easier? far as i know its remove axel nut, caliper, dust shield , rotor comes off, then 3 bolts that hold hub ***. on then repete. ive never done this so any help is greatly appreciated thanks.
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You shouldn't need any special tools. Its pretty straight forward.
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the only special tool is the axle nut socket, wich is pretty big. also an FYI, dont re-install the axle nut with and impact, you will damage the bearing unit. torque it down to the correct spec.
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32 mm socket
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the only special tool is the axle nut socket, wich is pretty big. also an FYI, dont re-install the axle nut with and impact, you will damage the bearing unit. torque it down to the correct spec.
the tq specs are 160ft lbs , for axel nut! sounds like i may need a breaker bar remove axel nut. i can get new axel nut at auto parts store ?
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You won't need a new axle nut if you don't ruin it.
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the tq specs are 160ft lbs , for axel nut! sounds like i may need a breaker bar remove axel nut. i can get new axel nut at auto parts store ?
you can use an impact to remove the nut, since you are replacing the unit anyways. just torque it when you install it on the new unit.
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ok i need lil help hear! got everything off abs sensor, rotor, and 3 bolts that hold hub assembly on, i cant get the hub to come off i tried a puller dident work im stuck
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i take it that means big ****ing hammer hua?
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i got mine off with a puller type thing that my dad uses to work on washers and dryers but i seen someone use a flathead srew driver and a hammer to get the old hub out
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ok i need lil help hear! got everything off abs sensor, rotor, and 3 bolts that hold hub assembly on, i cant get the hub to come off i tried a puller dident work im stuck
you didnt say you took off the large CV axle nut did you?
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If I have a hub stuck, I just put the wheel on it, put a couple lug nuts on and kick the tire, off comes hub, I don't have to walk to my toolbox.
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well guys i got the old unit off, a friend of mine works at ford and gave me a big puller, it was on there almost 40 min to remove!! i ran out of day lite and stoped, but im haveing trouble now sliding the new unit onto the axel splines!!
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should but that would be to easy!
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mine just fell iff when i took the bolts out i never used a puller
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back on the road thanks guys! nice, smooth & quiet
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