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Hey, guys, I'm trying to split my transaxle to replace detent springs and seals. The problem is, after I have removed the snap clip from the end of the axle, I can't get the hub off. It's been soaked with penetrationg fluid, LOTS of pressure with a 3 jaw puller, tapped on, and heated. Still no luck............any suggestions?
 

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Bigger puller and more heat.
I had the same, h#$l of a time getting mine apart.
I believe I even had to make my own puller(stronger), and pulled on the hub close to the shaft, so as not to
break the hub.
You're going to replace seals anyways, so heat the hub red hot.
 

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:iagree:You can try to apply some candle wax after heating, sometimes peening with a needle scaler after heating helps, the most important thing is take your time, use all the things that you have been using, I have been breaking down those for years and still end up breaking some,good luck, Shawn
 

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Thanks guys...............going for some mapp gas today..............see if I can heat this thing up a little bit...........
 

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Thanks guys...............going for some mapp gas today..............see if I can heat this thing up a little bit...........
I hope you are able to get the hubs off. I was fortunate, both of mine came off really easy but they also wobble a little bit too. Good luck.
 

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Finally got one off, it took about 3 hrs. of heating, (I upgraded to mapp gas for more heat) adding pressure to the puller, and hammering on the back side of the hub. That darned thing fought me the whole way to the last 1/8 inch. Now, if I can get the other one.............. Nutndun............no wobble in these........for now anyway........LOL
 

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jscam said:
Finally got one off, it took about 3 hrs. of heating, (I upgraded to mapp gas for more heat) adding pressure to the puller, and hammering on the back side of the hub. That darned thing fought me the whole way to the last 1/8 inch. Now, if I can get the other one.............. Nutndun............no wobble in these........for now anyway........LOL
Do you really have to take the other one off?
When you slit the case you only need to remove the right side.
 

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DH1, you are correct according to some of the other guys on the site.......and I have thought about that but, while I'm there, I want to change the seals and check the bearing on the other side while it's out. And, the way things work for me..........if I don't do it now while it's out............something WILL fail and I'll be doing it all over again.......and if I did'nt, it would always bug the crap out of me........LOL
 

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DH1, you are correct according to some of the other guys on the site.......and I have thought about that but, while I'm there, I want to change the seals and check the bearing on the other side while it's out. And, the way things work for me..........if I don't do it now while it's out............something WILL fail and I'll be doing it all over again.......and if I did'nt, it would always bug the crap out of me........LOL
My luck would be that it would have been the left one that I took off first LOL.
 

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Finally got the other side off......wow,......what a fight..........trashed the outside bearings of course with all of the heat ................oh well..............finally I can split that thing.......
 

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Finally got the other side off......wow,......what a fight..........trashed the outside bearings of course with all of the heat ................oh well..............finally I can split that thing.......
Good job getting the hub off. Let us know how you make out with the tranny then.
 

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nutndun............Im going to follow your instructions to the t........................I'll let you know..............parts are in the soak............finally got my electorlisis rig up and running...................may put the sandblaster on ebay..........LOL
 

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Glad you got those hubs off. Sounds like they gave you a run for the money.
Good plan to replace seals and brgs an both sides while your at it.
 
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