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Old 10-28-2012, 09:57 AM
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removing spindle how to

im trying to remove my spindle off the knuckle and its giving me hell.

ive heated, beat with no luck.

ive heard there is a slide hammer that can thread onto the spindle so i can pull it off but they dont have them at the parts stores around here.

anyone have any advice?
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:41 PM
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AutoZone has the tool 4WD Spindle Puller | AutoZone.com
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:53 PM
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ok i guess they dont know they have it...i called and asked...ill just have to stop by myself
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:04 PM
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i've heard of the slide handle spindle puller but never used one. i always wrap two thick magazines around the spindle and then a layer of cardboard and then hit it with a big hammer couple of hits and it loosens and the put a pry bar behind the spindle and tap and pry. done many that way. you just need to be careful not to damage the threads. you could use a piece of bronze too so you don't damage the threads
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:53 PM
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ive beat it all day with no luck, ive searched all over the internet for the little tips and tried them all except the slide hammer. hopefully i can get one tomorrow and it will be the trick
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When I was figiting a stuck spindle, I cut the upper ball joint and pressed the spindle out of the knuckle with a 20 ton press. I recommend using lots of antisieze during reinstallation.
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Yeah I just used a heavy dead blow plastic hammer and beat the hell out of it.

I painted it with so much anti seize when I put it back together it was basically dripping off. Won't have that problem again hopefully.
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well i finally got it off. if you havent tried the puller tool then next time its a must! Its free to rent so why not!?

It still took about a good 100 blows but it finally came off. way quicker than the 5 hours i spent yesterday monkeying around with heat and chisels.
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