Driveshaft and Hub removal attempted; stuck, help please :)
So the front left has been squeeking away and I felt a strong pulsing through the brake pedal, so got the front left checked and the hub has like 1mm of runout :S Obviously the previous owner liked kerbs....
Anyway, so decided I would take the hub off and get it skimmed along with the disc and the wheel. At the same time I would replace the N/S driveshaft as mine needs replacing due to a split boot for months (luckily the same side as the squeeking). So, following Tuffty's guide I got to this point:
I can get the driveshaft disconnected from the gearbox fine, but I can't for the life of me get it out of the hub. I tried it with the disc on, disc off, making sure the shaft can't spin, letting it spin...spent a good few hours on it tonight to no avail. In your guide Tuffty it says just pull the hub away from the car to pop the spline out....wasn't happening for me. Any advice guys? I've got someone from working bringing in his driveshaft puller, so hopefully that will help - but any useful tips?
Also on the subject, removing the hub...I know I have to get the driveshaft out first (which I want to do anyway); but how on earth do I get the hub off? Do I have any hope in hell? I'm just working in my garage on axle stands, but looking at ELSAWIN it seems to be a tricky job :S
Again, any help much appreciated guys!! Really looking forward to getting the front end sorted, just have to get through this :S