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I have a 2000 hyundai accent and I'm currently unable to remove the wheel hub and bearing assembly on one side due to rust. I'm so close to the finish line, but I am already over budget due to needing to buy additional tools when I encountered rusted lug nuts from hell. I need a cheap way to finish this job without disassembling the drum brakes, because I know from experience that I don't have the tools to get that back together.

What options do I have, assuming I was to figure this out on my own?

Here's what I've tried already:

  • Banged the hell out of it.
  • Lowered hub onto a concrete block, attempting to use the force of the car to loosen this in some way
  • Banged the hell out of it again.

Help is appreciated! (not my vehicle below, but the same vehicle).

I don't own this car, but this is the exact model

UPDATE: I've selected an answer below: Slide Hammer. It came off in ONE hit. Thanks much!

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  • Is this the style with a spindle nut or with bolts that go through the rear? Did you remove all the nuts/bolts? How big is your hammer? Pictures?
    – Ben
    Nov 28, 2018 at 2:55
  • @Ben, It's the kind with a spindle nut. I've added an image. My hammer is average, but does have some weight. It should be noted, I've already done one side successfully, I just don't know how to overcome the rust on the other side. Nov 28, 2018 at 4:51
  • Have you applied any penetrating oil to it? Heating the hub and hitting it with a hammer may help.
    – Tim Nevins
    Nov 28, 2018 at 13:22
  • @TimNevins At the time, I didn't have either the oil or a torch but those are things I want to have on hand. I ended up getting a free tool loan (a slide hammer) from a store 2 miles down the road. Worked like a charm. Nov 29, 2018 at 18:07
  • Success! Congratulations!
    – Tim Nevins
    Nov 29, 2018 at 19:38

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This is a job for a slide hammer - fixed to the hub and will apply the force directly in the most useful direction.

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  • My thoughts exactly, a slide hammer is the perfect tool for the job. That and lots of penetrating fluid.
    – GdD
    Nov 28, 2018 at 9:26
  • Slide hammer or a hub puller. Nov 28, 2018 at 10:51
  • Going to AutoZone to rent one of these! Thanks everyone! I'll reply once I've given this a go. Nov 28, 2018 at 15:01
  • Watch out where you put your fingers... the hammer does not feel pain...
    – Solar Mike
    Nov 28, 2018 at 16:40

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