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I found that I have play in my wheel hub. Not sure if axle is bad also. (Car has 207K miles)
I painfully try to take the hub out with no luck.
Problem was that the lower ball join would not come off even with the bolt taken out. Any trick to get this guy out of there?
Then even if that come off, I could not push the axle far enough to clear the wheel hub. (need to be taken off too?)

Finally, the whole hub bolts to the strut, would that mean that by taking the bolt hub-to-strut off, the whole thnig would come down?

I was thinking of selling the car forwhile or parts. Paint is no that great (some rust) and the hub is bad. But I would like to fix it because the engine seem top have another 100K in it and the car drives great otherwise.
 

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hey guy ur in luck if u want to get the axle off the hub where it ties into the bearing/struts/controlarm the only way to do it without taking the strut off is to take apart the balljoint thats @ the trany, to do so cut the clamp on the boot, then theres a round kepper pin in there preventing the ball joint from coming out, remove it with a flat very flat very thin standard scruedriver "wont be easy the 1st time but dont give up. then the whole other end oif it should come out cheery, repeat the proces except with a new clamp for the boot, in reverse to get it back on
 

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In order to disassemble the setup. I used a 4 foot steel pipe and put it between the spindle/hub assembly and the sway bar, then put the end under the subframe. Lean down. This will allow force the ball joint on the control arm to drop. Once it has dropped enough to clear the spindle, swing the strut/spindle assembly out of the way.

You'll still need a rather large socket to get the nut off, to remove the axle from the spindle/hub.
 
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