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#11 (permalink) Old 06-27-2012, 06:29 PM
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I have a two wheel drive which means there is no axle going through the hub. That only occurs on the four wheel drive.
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After you got the four bolts off, how did you remove the hub? With slide hammer? I have a two wheel drive as well and have removed the four bolts. Thanks for the help!

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I did mine last June so don't remember everything perfectly.

But, I remember that I had to bang off the rotor. I think the hub came off without a problem. I definitely didn't use a slide hammer.

The sensor was a pain in the neck.

I haven't had the grinding sound since replacing the hub so the surgery was successful.

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Front Hub Replacement

I just replaced mine 2 weeks ago, 4 wheel drive. I had I unbolt the upper ball joint to get the axle to slide out.

I banged the old bearing out from the I side with a wide punch and hammer. It was toast anyway

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Agreed! That sensor was a pain! I had not problem taking the calipers and the rotor off, I got the four bolts off of the hub assembly but that thing won't budge! I'm wondering if I'm missing something. The tech at Nissan said that they often need to really wack it with a hammer in order to loosen it up. He also recommended soaking it in PB blaster which I am doing.

Anyone else have any ideas?
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It should pop with a hammer. One of mine fell out and the other I hit with a hammer 3-4 times. Keep on her and she'll pop.
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I've seen some videos of guys taking a sledge to it and really whacking the heck out of it. I'll try not to get to extreme though...
Should I be worried about the alignment or warping the area where the hub sits?
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Update

Thanks everyone for your encouragement. This morning I went out there and worked it over with a heavy hammer...still nothing. So I carefully used a propane torch to heat up the nuckle around the hub assembly. This worked like a charm. 20-30 pulls on the slide hammer and both of them popped right out. I cleaned it out with a wire brush. I will be skipping my workout today!

Now I'm just waiting on the parts which should arrive tomorrow. As far as getting the hub back in, what has been your experience? I was told from a Nissan tech to just screw in all four bolts on the assembly and I may need a rubber mallet to seat it in.

Thanks for your help,
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Thats all I did. That easy. Dontremember if I used anti seize or not??





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