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  1. Brett44

    Brett44 Junior Member

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    I have a 06 5.7 Ram and just replaced the passenger side hub assembly and now I’m about to replace the drivers side front and was wondering if anyone had any special way to get the wheel hub out of the boot? It took me a whole day of hammering and then finally after some Kroil Oil it came out. I don’t wanna repeat the process. Lol


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    Wheel hub out of the boot?

    Is this a 2wd or 4wd?
     
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    You mean getting the hub out of the hub carrier/knuckle?

    Depending on corrosion buildup you just beat the piss out of it for a couple hours usually.

    Generally if you can get it to spin just a little it comes out enough you can get some chisels under the bolt flanges and work your way around.
     
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    HemiLonestar Senior Member Military

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    Pretty much the process you described lol. When you do get it out, make sure you clean the corrosion from the knuckle real well, then slather anti-seize in around where the hub goes in. It'll save you in the future (as long as you don't have have a caliper lock up and cook everything lol). I would suggest going back and doing it to the passenger side but I'm sure you don't want to take it apart again (don't blame you).
     
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