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I got down to the point where the manual says to take off the dust shield. I removed the nuts, and it looks like the spindle has to come off to get the shield off. I could NOT get the spindle off! There is some rust, but not enough to make it as difficult as it was . I ended up just doing a brake job and putting it back together. Am I missing something?:shrug
 

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those things have always been a b!tch for me use an air hammer or chisel and a big hammer hit on top then on the bottom. keep working side to side and it will pop off.
 

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you need to be a little careful with the chisel tho. Get some pb blaster and let it soak a bit. the, on opposing sides, try tapping screw drivers in. It is a pita at times depending on how 'fused' together it is, but trust me you an get it off. you just need to break the 'stuck'
when i put mine back together, i always use antisieze on the flat suracs and where the spindle slides into the knuckle
 

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Put one of the bearing retaining nuts on the spindle and hit it with a BFH from different directions. This method never let me down.
 

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They always put up a fight coming off. I use a chunk of 4x4 (no metal contact at all) and a 4 pounder. Whack it once on either side. It will come up enough to work it back and forth to remove.
 

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Thanks

nwbronco said:
They always put up a fight coming off. I use a chunk of 4x4 (no metal contact at all) and a 4 pounder. Whack it once on either side. It will come up enough to work it back and forth to remove.
I was afraid I was going to break something, but thanks for all these great tips. I will try it again next weekend.
 
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