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Old 08-21-2015, 12:55 PM
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Front wheel bearing dust cap

Does anyone have a way to get the dust cap off the front hubs without the special tool? I tried prying with a small screwdriver and didn't get anywhere.

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Old 08-21-2015, 01:02 PM
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Are you not able to take a wide jaw set of pliers and rock it out back and forth?
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Old 08-21-2015, 01:05 PM
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You can spray around the edge of it with some PBlaster or Kroil and let it sit for a few.

Then try the wide pliers, or you can use a wide chisel or wide flat screw driver and use a hammer to gently tap along the edge of the cap until it starts to move.

When reinstalling us a piece of PVC pipe that fits along the outside diameter of the lip on the cap - makes it easy to tap it in to place without damaging the top of the cap itself.
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:31 PM
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I just use aflat blade screwdriver and a small hammer. Put the blade on the ridge with the angle as shallow as possible.
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small prybar and another screwdriver to act as fulcrum, catch the lip and coerce it out around the perimeter.

be careful with the chisel and hammer, I accidently punched into a cap when doing that.
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Channel locks.. missed the quote button...
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:14 AM
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I just use aflat blade screwdriver and a small hammer. Put the blade on the ridge with the angle as shallow as possible.

x2 and the mentioned large Channel Locks. Dull Scredriver with a blade wide enough not to easlily penatrated, same with a dull Chisle.

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