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Disco 2 Front wheel hub nut removal - help

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by 02Disco2, Jan 12, 2019.

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  1. 02Disco2

    02Disco2 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so I'm in the middle of (trying) to fit a new front n/s hub to the D2 and cannot get the bloody nut off!!

    Any tips other than breaker bar? I've got a 900mm bar and it's starting to bend and the nut isn't moving at all..

    Do I give in and take it to the garage or has anyone got any tips I could try?

    In case there is anyone local to me I'm near Eastleigh Hampshire...

    Cheers
     
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    neilly Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Is it a 3/4 inch drive breaker bar or a 1/2 drive breaker bar? If 1/2 , then I would recommend you go and buy a 3/4 sq drive bar.

    try putting a scaffold bar over the handle to stop it bending.

    Cheers
     
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    neilly Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Oh and secondly, I hope you are using a 6 sided socket.

    Cheers
     
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    Badger688 Active Member

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    Persevere!! only last week i had to change my rear Discs/Pads (3 hours later!!!) with problems with the carrier bolts? and caliper slider bolts
    Heat (Be careful), breaker bar (be able to have movement!), and welded bolt (which broke!!!!).
    So long as you can break the bolt seal on one of them, you should have good access to the others ones so long as you can move the caliper/Carrier up and down??

    Im assuming your stuck on the above! as the bolts for the hub assembly are straight forward
     
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    02Disco2 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks both.

    Stuck on main hub bolt, got discs changed ok and bolts on hub rear loosen ok.

    Was 1/2 bar - which I've just snapped!! 15st standing on it shattered the end.. Off to find a 3/4" bar... Bugger
     
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    02Disco2 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, using 6 sided socket
     
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    neilly Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yep, you aint the first,and will not be the last, if you were nearer I would pop in , try and get a 3/4 drive bar with a socket. SO that the adapor does not become the weak point, they will go, but they are tight.

    I hope you have a torque bar to do it up.


    Cheers
     
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    Hi, Sorry for asking the obvious question - but you have unstaked the hub nut?
    Pity I'm not near to you as I have an impact gun. Would a local tyre depot help to intitialy loosen it?
    Griff
     
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    unstaking the nut makes no difference,impact gun or long bar
     
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    I found a solid mid length bar plus repeated smacks with a big hammer helped.
     
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    its very nice to hear that Londrover building is sound!! the chassis will be long gone befor the bolts they use let go of the bits there attached too ;-)
     
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    Ha yes!

    3/4" breaker has sorted it!! Thanks for the suggestions
     
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    Sounds good, Job Jobbed.

    Cheers
     
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    Last time I needed to remove a hub nut, I let my local garage show me how it was done, and very educational it was too. However what with getting older and the memory not being what it was, next time I need to remove another hub nut, they'll have to show me again. :D
     
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