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Vanco Big Brake Kit
 

OK....you now should have unobstructed access to the outer bearing.  If it doesn't slip out of the hub, pull the hub a half inch towards the end of the spindle (away from the vehicle) and then push it back into position.  The bearing will have pushed out about a half inch and you should now be able to grab it.   Set the bearing aside.

 

Now slide the rotor/hub assembly off of the spindle. What you have left is the spindle with the axle shaft running through the middle of it.  Both of these will be removed in the next steps.

 

The spindle is held in place with three bolts that are accessed from the back side of the knuckle.  They are twelve point bolts (not the common six point that you see most everywhere else) and if memory serves me correctly, of the 13mm size.  Remove these three bolts and set them aside.  You will re-use them during the assembly process.

 

With the mounting bolts removed, pull the spindle straight out of the steering knuckle.  It's possible it is rusted into place.  A hint here.....use anti-seize compound on the mounting surface of the spindle where it slips into the knuckle when you reassemble it.  If you had problems getting it out this time, it should be easier the next.  Set the spindle aside for later use.

 

The axle shaft can now be removed by pulling it through the center of the knuckle.  Set the axle shaft assembly aside for now.  By the way, if you haven't upgraded your Warn hub conversion to chromoly inner shafts, now would be an excellent time to do so. 


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