Great write up there, SBT
You can use a slide hammer to remove the old hub too.
I used one from Harbor Fright, it worked but I broke one of the pieces, so I took it back and got my money back.
I recently purchased the KD slide hammer from tooltopia.com for less money shipped.
I'll replace the right rear soon. Then I will have all new wheel bearings on the 05.
178,000+ miles, 5/20/12 new ej257 short block, 8/20/11 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.
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