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Hi Tom, I believe my hub assembly (front) in my 2005 Chevy Uplander is going bad.  I am getting a low rumble sound from the right front. I changed one before in a 99 Venture, but was hoping that you could give me a refresher summary. If I remember correctly, I needed a rather large socket for disconnecting the lower strut? Anyway, whatever you can offer will be greatly appreciated.

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Tim

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HI TIM,,JUST REMOVE THE BRAKE CALIPER AND ROTOR. NOW TURN THE WHEEL LEFT AND RIGHT TO GET AT THE 3 BOLTS BEHIND THE STEERING KNUCKLE AND THEN THE AXLE NUT TO REMOVE THE HUB FROM THE KNUCKLE. YOU DO NOT REMOVE THE LOWER STRUT ASSEMBLY...YOU MAY NEED TO POUND THE HUB OUT WITH A 700 LB SLUDGE HAMMER FROM THE KNUCKLE IF THESE CAR HAS SEEN SALT BECAUSE THEY REALLY CORRODE INTO IT..THE BOLTS ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE HUB ARE USUALLY 13MM SOME ARE 15MM HEADS..THE AXLE NUT IS USUALLLY 36 MM. MAKE SURE YOU TORQUE THIS DOWN TO THE CORRECT SPEC WHEN YOU PUT THE AXLE NUT BACK ON..THIS TORQUE SPEC IS IN THE BOX WITH THE NEW BEARING/HUB ASSEMBLY..GOOD LUCK TO YOU,,,TOM

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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