W211 front wheel bearing stuck on stub axle.

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Morning all.

E320 cdi 2007 facelift.

I need to remove the front N/S wheel hub.

Wheel off, brake caliper removed, bearing cap and bearing retaining nut removed.

The outer bearing drops out no problems, then the hub will slide forward perhaps 1/2” before stops moving.

I believe the inner bearing race is stuck on the stub axle and i can feel the seal ring hitting it as i pull the hub forward.

I don’t have a hub puller.

Any clever suggestions how i might persuade the hub off of the stub axle?

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Looks like there is a lip on there and may have been hot and seized up . Looks like you just cought it in time .You need to hire or borrow a puller .I have a few pullers you could use but i am so far away . Keep looking in someone local to you will lend you one .Or talk to your local garage ,,and see if they might hire theirs out to you . These are not that expensive on Ebay for a set of three .Good luck,and nice to know your having a go at it yourself . Could you just take the whole hub off the bottom of the shocker .
 
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Looks like there is a lip on there and may have been hot and seized up . Looks like you just cought it in time .You need to hire or borrow a puller .I have a few pullers you could use but i am so far away . Keep looking in someone local to you will lend you one .Or talk to your local garage ,,and see if they might hire theirs out to you . These are not that expensive on Ebay for a set of three .Good luck,and nice to know your having a go at it yourself . Could you just take the whole hub off the bottom of the shocker .

Thanks. I’m hoping to do it in situ as i would need to remove the whole knuckle which would mean unbolting and releasing all the various ball joints. I might still need to do that anyway But ill persevere a bit longer. I‘m thinking about making my own puller as ive got some 10mm steel plate hanging about.

ill update as i progress (or not, as the case may be)
 
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Ive found a two leg puller which is big enough to fit over the hub but first i need to remove the brake disc which is well rusted in position. Spotted a good youtube way to push the disc off using bolts passed through the caliper mounting points on the hub carrier. I’ll have a go at that tomorrow.
 
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I predict that as i draw off the hub the stuck race will simply push out the seal on the back of the hub and allow the hub to lift away. This should not require a huge pull. That should just leave me with the race stuck on the stub (and the seal hanging loosely).

i can then set about either pulling or cutting the race from the stub.
 
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Ok. Success. The following photos start with the disc removal using two m10 bolts passed through the caliper mounting bracket. The other photos are self explanatory. I had to destroy the bearing cage to get access to the inner race which came off without too much of a fight.

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Thanks to those who replied. Suggestions often help to get your own thoughts straightened out.
 

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Do you have new disc cover plates to go on , or are you going to tidied up the old ones ? These things are a a pain in the a$$ as on most cars they are designed in such a way that you have to get the hub off to change them . :mad:

The last ones I did were rotten (Toyota) so they came off with the help on a Dremel slitting disc. The new ones went on after being 'modified' with the same cutting tool ;).

If you are putting them back I would cut them first , for that matter I would cut the new ones just like I did on the Toyota.
 
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Do you have new disc cover plates to go on , or are you going to tidied up the old ones ? These things are a a pain in the a$$ as on most cars they are designed in such a way that you have to get the hub off to change them . :mad:

The last ones I did were rotten (Toyota) so they came off with the help on a Dremel slitting disc. The new ones went on after being 'modified' with the same cutting tool ;).

If you are putting them back I would cut them first , for that matter I would cut the new ones just like I did on the Toyota.

The plate was in bad shape so i ordered a new one. The plate screws were knackered and stuck so i used a hacksaw to cut new slots then an old fashioned impact driver got them out.

Good suggestion re the modification.
 

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When I cut the new ones to fit back on the Yaris I obviously ended up with unpainted cut edges. I cleaned the new plates with isopropyl alcohol and completely re sprayed them with some satin black I had laying around, why not ? an extra layer of paint can't do any harm.

P.S the ones I bought were genuine ones from Toyota I simply could not be sure I would get the correct ones off the 'tinternet . The genuine Toyota ones had the legend 'Made in Turkey' on the label :p . Having said the the car was built in France 🇫🇷 !
 

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