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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:09 am 
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hello this is my first post. but im a regular reader.
i have a 89 3 banger chevy sprint.and i installed new front wheel bearings in both sides. then reinstalled the hub /dissc back in them. now i cannot get the hub/yoke/wishbone thing to go back on the drive shafts.i have 2 spints and have done this before anf the hub is allways tight. but this time driving back on the drives side made the hole smaller where the hammer flared it over it was so tight and the passenger side is so tight it wont even go on. i tried turning the hub to various degrees . now i think i ruing this side as the drift is only just bigger than the hole and is seriously flared over. i shoud have just stopped i know but it finally stopped raing and i tried for 3 hours with no joy.i hate being beat. any one please got any suggestions, thanks roy.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:36 pm 
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2 options:

buy new hubs and dont ever hit them with a hammer, thats what a shop press is for.

get a very small triangular file and get to work trying to file the splines back out to their original shape, not recommended if you have never done this before or if you dont have a light touch and alot of patience.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:27 am 
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sorry took solong to reply, heres what i found out. someone previously hit them with a hammer thats why they were so hard to get off, so the last 1/2 inch was flared in making the hole a little smaller /tighter. so got a small grrinding stone the kind tht goins in an electric drill and simply ground down the last 1/2 inch of splines/ lip and then they went on pretty good... and thanks.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:34 am 
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Now when your CV joint goes, just replace the whole axle. No more hammering without having a nut on the threads so you don't damage the shaft.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:45 am 
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rocketroy wrote:
hello this is my first post. but im a regular reader.
any one please got any suggestions, thanks roy.

Hi Roy
Read this:
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=54766

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:45 pm 
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Hey thanks for that, I, learning alot


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