Whats the best way to remove rusted-on hubs on NC Miata

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Whats the best way to remove rusted-on hubs on NC Miata

Postby ThoseAreMyKeys » Tue May 24, 2016 9:14 am

I was trying to replace the front hubs on 2006 Miata. I was able to take off all 4 bolts. But the hub is so rusted-on, no matter what I did (penetrating oil, pound on it with a mallet, applied heat on the edges) I could not get the old hub removed.

The car is in NJ, it has the original hubs. It was used as a daily driver in all weather for 8 years, including extra salty winter roads.

Any hints.
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Re: Whats the best way to remove rusted-on hubs on NC Miata

Postby Captaincrunch » Wed May 25, 2016 7:15 am

The back of the hub is plastic. I've cracked one trying to hammer it out.
Go to your local autoparts store and see if you can rent a sliding hammer. Something like this:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/oes-2 ... gQodU-EJzA

That's how I was able to remove mine.
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Re: Whats the best way to remove rusted-on hubs on NC Miata

Postby ptr622 » Thu May 26, 2016 1:44 pm

keep the brake disc mounted (or mount it back again)
grab the disc and move it in every possible direction, pull, push etc.
this is how I could get out mine
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