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Old 09-22-2014, 04:43 AM
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Originally Posted by mbboy View Post


Same idea, but I was thinking of trying it while the hub and flange were still on the car. Were you pushing against the parking brake shoes, or did you remove them?



I suppose you could also use that technique with the slotted socket to avoid breaking its teeth, as some people did, especially because you'll need it to tighten the nut.
I removed the brake shoes this is pushing up against the heat / dust shield. It is quite likely that you will leave marks or damage it.

There's no way you will be able to hammer the slotted nut in place when tightening and get the torque to be correct - the tool is needed for assembly. However, in my opinion, it isn't worth risking damage to the special tool when you can easily remove the nut with a hammer and a punch.
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