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dblotii
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@dev  Agree about the tool.  I also recommend that once you get some load on it, heat the hub surrounding the stud with a propane torch for a few minutes.  This reduces the amount of load you need to put on the tool.  Load it up, heat it up, then tap it (moderately) with a hammer.

 

Dave

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Posted : April 24, 2020 3:26 pm
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marsrock7
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@dev

That axle must've been in there a while to require that much hammering... I usually only need a couple of light taps.

...then again, I suppose mine are out for one reason or another almost annually, and I make sure the hub splines and threads are greased every time they go back in. I'm sure the average Honda doesn't get taken apart nearly as often as mine 😛

I once went to a private junkyard and the owner was bashing the hell out of an axle on a 90s Civic (like mine at the time) to get it out of the hub, but without the lower ball joint popped free. I respectfully told him it would be much easier with the ball joint loose and the way he was doing it would likely damage the axle, and possibly the transmission. It turned into quite the disagreement so I just paid for my wiring harness and left before he decided not to sell it to me. 🙄

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Posted : April 24, 2020 3:55 pm
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@dblotii

 I can see the torch being beneficial however just the tool does the job just fine.  I was helping a local once and we played Russian roulette giving the bolt on the tool half turns until it popped. I have come across some rusted ones and this tool just works with no damage, its just the noise which I love to hate. 

 

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Posted : April 25, 2020 8:17 am
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Posted by: @marsrock7

@dev

That axle must've been in there a while to require that much hammering... I usually only need a couple of light taps.

...then again, I suppose mine are out for one reason or another almost annually, and I make sure the hub splines and threads are greased every time they go back in. I'm sure the average Honda doesn't get taken apart nearly as often as mine 😛

I once went to a private junkyard and the owner was bashing the hell out of an axle on a 90s Civic (like mine at the time) to get it out of the hub, but without the lower ball joint popped free. I respectfully told him it would be much easier with the ball joint loose and the way he was doing it would likely damage the axle, and possibly the transmission. It turned into quite the disagreement so I just paid for my wiring harness and left before he decided not to sell it to me. 🙄

   They were the original axles that lasted 120k miles and many years so it was frozen shut.  It's completely my fault as I should have known better and let some penetrating oil do its job with time but I thought if light taps wouldn't work I could use heavy hits so I got myself in a loop that I couldn't get out of.  It was completely avoidable but sometimes when you are in the moment you turn into a monkey. It was not a big deal as I was able to replace it with a $50 used part on EBay and I was on my way.  One good thing about Accords and Camrys is the used parts are so cheap and many to choose from.  I think this is the reason why they are some of the most desired cars used for those that want to flip them. 

 

 

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Posted : April 25, 2020 8:26 am
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