Wheel hub puller

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by David Chapman, Oct 8, 2000.

  1. David Chapman
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    You should be able to hire one, tell them it's for Mercedes, make sure it
    has all the bits to work with 5 studs - there are many different designs and
    on some the 5th "bit" can get lost. Also make sure it's strong - the hubs
    can be very tight and it's not unknow for them to break even a good quality
    puller. If they are really tight you might find the wheel studs have
    stretched (makes it difficult to spin on the wheel nuts with your fingers)
    and so they should be replaced.

    Never ever pound on the threaded end of the axle (driveshaft), it's
    relatively soft and very easy to damage the threads - often that's then
    enough to make the complete driveshaft unusable, very sad as good quality
    driveshafts are becoming a rare part.

    David Chapman in the UK

    >
    > Does such a device have any special requirements that would preclude me
    > from using a 'basic' imported one?
    >
    > Alan Wysocki
    > Caught up working on another guy's '64 Aqua
     
  2. Alan Wysocki, Esq.
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    Is anyone willing to let me borrow their wheel hub puller for a day or
    two? A deposit will happily be applied to the transaction.

    -or-

    Does such a device have any special requirements that would preclude me
    from using a 'basic' imported one?

    -or-

    If so, and I need to make one, what are the size, thread of the lug
    studs & spindle? Bolt circle?

    Thanks,

    Alan Wysocki
    Caught up working on another guy's '64 Aqua
     
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