Dave Sokacz: So yes this tool and technique is a bit "caveman", but honestly....If you
are removing and replacing the hub/bearing, who gives crap if it damages
the hub, the bearing or the lugs? I just want that damn thing off fast and
easy. I just went through this on my 2006 Equinox in my driveway with
basic hand and air tools and this bastard wouldn't budge. After an hour of
spinning,banging and prying on the hub; constructing various
pipe/extension/bolt-on contraptions, AND throwing my back out in the
process, I finally popped the damn thing out. I cleaned up the inside of
the spindle with a die grinder/wire wheel, coated the new hub with anti
seize, and reassembled everything in a snap. I would have been more than
happy to whack that sucker out with one hit, and so would anyone else in
the same circumstance. Now if I had to re-use the original hub, I'm sure I
would have to go about things a little differently.......
BigDogsHunt100: what "mechanic" takes over an hour to remove a hub? I mean really.
PB blaster, torch, small pry bar... done.
This "tool" seems like a great way to ruin the knuckle, or worse, risk
breaking lugs and causing projectiles. Even if you USED this thing, a 20#
sledge is insane. :-/
shonozl: what the freak he has no idea what he is doing. the whole hub assembly sits
in the seat and hitting it like that will break it as he did and just cause
a huge mess. I like how they did not show taking out the broken bearing
ScottysDetailing: Why don't you just put on the wheel and yank on that??
HUBBABUBBA DOOPYDOOP: *ME THOR. ME FIX CAR.*
Joseph Montalbano: I have a 1999 GMC Sierra 2wd 1500 series truck and im dealing with this
exact same issue. I have used a variety of techniques ranging from: Map gas
torch, pb blaster, Cold Chisel, Hammers of different sizes and last but not
least using disposible sockets to try to create a hydralic press. The end
result is the same. The wheel bearing hub assembly on the front passenger
side of my truck is siezed on. Since it is a 2wd truck there is no axle nut
which creates more frustration for me. I watched this video and if I am
convinced this works. Yes I might spend $80 or so bucks for a new knuckle
but I won't have to worry about this issue for a long time to come. Is
there a website that sells this particular product? If so I would be
intrested in learning more. Thank you! I hope I get a timely and helpful
revontheredline2: Hope you guys got a patent started on that tool, I see many other tool
companies selling one similar to your tool, Matco is one of them.
coldcash12345: Some of you must not live in the north where there is snow and salt. They
really get stuck in there and become really difficult to remove even with
heat, air hammers, and specialty tools.
phattvids: Not a bad idea or tool but I wouldn't start off blasting at it like that.
You've got enough leverage there to work the hammer gradually. Maybe even a
normal claw hammer to start. And rotate the tool and hit from different
angles,more evenly. Would avoid damaging anything further than already may
be. Another winning idea,construct it so it's centered with the hub,helping
with my other suggestions. Good luck!
B Ann: I liked the 2000 lbs on the jack part.
That means the little GM car weighs about 8000 lbs .
Looks easy enough to make but its easier to just grab my 10 lb slide hammer
with the axle adapter.
Dom Johnson: this is a great way to put sideways pressure on the press fit sides of the
knuckle and destroy the knuckle. this is a bonehead tool for idiots
tanya bolton: when using the sledge hammer you could dent the fenders, so be careful.
Did the rear brake shoes get damaged at all?
scheper: I am not a mechanic I do need serious help my ford f150 light duty half ton
is apart as far as cap is off one nut left and bearings nut will not come
off turning to left or right just gets tight
David G: So you made a piece of metal that attaches to the lug for leverage...
kctyphoon: i think this looks like a decent tool, but exactly what did you expect to
happen when jacking the hub straight up with the floor jack?? of course it
wont come out like that.. tool isnt very professional looking, but it
obviously works and i guess thats what counts... next time maybe you should
take the brake line off before the demo...
Chad Doubblestein: The email address doesn't seem to work? Has it changed?
matt34003434: That's the easy part, removing the axle from the hub is the PITA. Mine
were so seized up that I bent a rented slide hammer trying to remove them.
FordTechMakuloco: 3lb sledge and I have em off in 2 min or less and I get a workout
Rhonda h: How do u order one
davidooch: This product worked GREAT on a very stock hub. Tried pounding it out with a
small sledgehammer, then used a slide hammer, but it still didn't work.
Yeah there might be more than one way to skin a cat but this is certainly
one of the ways. This method works very well and quickly.
PS If one has the tools they can easily make one themselves and save the
tjswan0: great job thanks.
YoYO Semite: freakING NEW YUCK STATE.....where the road salt, rain, snow and thermo
cycling of that freak hole state ruins cars. Move the freak out of the rust
belt and things would rust together like that.
James Crowton: That's stupid!! Just heat it up with a torch and pound it out
gerardo molero: This is an apes tool
dave wells: What a joke lol
Dan Bartz: "to prove or disapprove "....
Chad Carter: Did nobody else write this off upon seeing that crappy $20 baby jack he was
using ? I dont want any auto advice from someone using it , its like
saying ," hey ,I dont really know anything about cars at all thats why
removing a hub ,which is pedestrian to a mechanic , is magic to me as
shown by my horrible china jack ". Its called self respect
mike64988: where ya buy 1 and how much??i need to get wheel hub assembly off my 1998
billmabe: this is great,I had to remove a bearing that was frozen, used air chisel
didnt work beat for over 1 hr with sledge hammer finely came off with lots
of oil and hammering
tompwh: Hey good video! Do you have to take the brake shoes/brake assembly off, at
the rear. to access the wheel bearing, or can i leave the rear brake,
springs etc attatched? thanks
Keith Sink: Study how an a arm suspension works and look at how he placed the
jack,,,he's pushing the hub on,,,
jenriquez316: Why so many dislikes?
1wbrockstar: Copcarmechanic,the point of the jack was to show that eventhough the weight
of the car was bein exerted on the bearing it still wasnt breakin loose
deepcritik: Well, now with that tool, just stick a long steel bar inside the tool and
pull up and down.
kodiak bear: No crap!!!!!!! what a science!!!!!!!!!
TheCoatneyadkins: Way too easy to cut n weld your own
EatThatUpBeatz: did he just say "Here the BLACKS"? at 1:45
eifeldude1: sounds to me you have never removed a rusted hub before. This tool gets
with the program fast.
Zzub7: or it could be because you say there is over 2000lbs on that jack.. no way!
the car wouldnt even weigh that much and you still have 3 tyres on the
ground so its fake.
WishpoolVocal: slide hammer works wonders. a bit less wrekless than this tool.
Stoneyburke: instead of hitting with a sledge,you could put a square pipe inside that
and pull up and down........
will wal: @studpuppy69 holy crap now i feel stupid lol
AssGrabber B: I need that right now.
vtecmonster tns: @Ridebmx79387 dude he replacing the hub so it dont matter. and it looks
like a good way the get a hub off
Johnathan Buggs: I always wished there was a tool that would take off a hub...until I saw
this, wonder now if its worth it. If its cheap enough (like under $10
cheap), and at my local auto parts store, i might buy.
hubbuster: read my comment i made to Kanatadompiz. Thank you for your comment.
hubbuster: @atlantanorth1 thats because there not mechanics and don't know the
difference from a wheel hub bearing or a wheel hub bearing assembly. The
hubbuster can remove a bearing assembly in secounds versus possibly hours
using other applications. I've sold several hubbusters to certified
mechanics who have said the hubbuster was heaven sent. lol Thank you for
your post atlantanorth1
copcarmehanic rick: im not getting the 'jacking up with blocks' part....that is soooooo stupid.
what if it 'did' come off, the car will fall back down possibly hurting
self or car....real 'redneck engineer' thar i here da tellya...jeeez, get
thos tools away from this guy, before he tries to tsake a motor out. can u
say; ASE CERTIFIED??
HunterCO1: @jokerj80 Trust me you and your buddy are not the only ones. I think the
term moron might just be an understatement.
jason york: I wish I still lived in Perry so I could borrow that tool!