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Toyo tires. Manual HUBS.


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The one and only time I worked on one of those was before I found TRS. And no manual. I broke the hub twisting it off...
From what I remember there was a lot of grease in there. Possibly use Brakleen or similar to wash away the grease and then the magnet might work better.
 


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Oh, I've sprayed a ton of cleaner in there, tried hooking it with fishhooks, can't budge it. Seems like if it were put in with the flange to the outside you'd be able to grab behind that flange but no joy.
I assume you meant you broke the nut itself, that would be ok with me but it must be awfully hard to do. Since I'm not re-using the nut.
 

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Left with these options I guess
1. Try to find good magnet that is smaller. I think it it can actually touch the key it can get a better grab on it. So I could take the other key from the driver side with me and try to find a magnet no larger than that, since it's the size of the keyway.
2. Try to drive key towards the back more and see if it actually will free it. Although the TRS article says you can do this, I'm skeptical and if it doesn't work then the thing is even further in. I don't see how it could free it unless you can drive the key into space in the bearing if there is such.
3. Take to shop, if they'll work on it. I've held off on that, but I'm not against it, though of course I'd rather solve it myself.
4. Drive to Eric's

I suppose there is also option to get the right large deep socket for the nut and try to break it off but this generally isn't recommended, if it messes up the spindle then you have a different and bigger problem. Although I've heard it done.
 

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Appointment Jul 12 at Hamren's. After getting other magnets, trying every suggestion, had it apart a few more times. I told him I don't care if he has to break the nut off as long as it doesn't damage the spindle threads, he said "it might come to that."
That's the place fastpakr recommended for the Lexus (that worked out good), I talked to the guy about the hub he seemed to be familiar with it. Such as one can tell, I think you kind of get a feeling.
 
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So finally I got the hubs done. The guy said the key was put in upside down and it was jammed in there. They drilled it out and sliced the nut. Not something I would have wanted to try.
Just as well to get it done you'd never be able to get to the bearings otherwise.
Of course they had to repack the bearings because then there was metal shavings in there.
Snafu in communications because they looked at a/c which was not even on the list (it was for Lexus), but I didn't make a big deal about it, they said freon was 3/8 lb low, so that's good to have topped off. He found a couple things relative to it, I'll put them in diff post since the hubs issue is done.
 

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Glad your hub related headaches are over
 

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