replacing front hubs 2004 GMC Yukon

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Old 07-04-20, 12:51 PM
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replacing front hubs 2004 GMC Yukon

I've done just about everything else including the entire brake system from the MC back, but I can;t get the hubs out and fear I need to take to a dealer. How much should I expect to pay? I have the hubs already since I was expecting to do the job. And yes I expect a dealer/mechanic will not guarantee the job if I supply the parts. thank you and happy Fourth!
 
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Old 07-04-20, 02:46 PM
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I certainly would not be going to a dealer for something like that, you'll save a significant amount by a local repair shop.
 
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Old 07-04-20, 03:12 PM
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What exactly are you trying to fix?
 
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Old 07-05-20, 12:25 AM
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hubs
hubs/bearings, they can be a PITA to remove!
 
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Old 07-05-20, 07:01 AM
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I did front hub on 99 Silverado, what is, pretty much, identical set up, in about 30 min. It was very easy job. Unless hub bearing is rusted into the hub, of course.
Actually, you replacing hub bearing or entire hub?
 
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thank you folks. I'm doing a completely new hub. i just could not get it out! I'm sure a dealer or local shop knows how to get them out but I could not and couldn't find any tips/tricks on line that had a solution. I do all my work and hate to pay. I did all the steel brake lines, in-tank fuel pump etc. so not shy about it. but they would not budge.
 
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Old 07-06-20, 05:25 AM
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Unless hub bearing is rusted into the hub
Its hammer time, big hammer time!
 
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Old 07-06-20, 05:29 AM
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I recently helped my grandson replace the driver's side hub on his suburban, it wasn't a big deal. Are you sure you have everything loose? big hammer is last resort but sometimes it's needed.
 
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Old 07-06-20, 06:28 AM
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I am still confused.
Is it 4WD?
Hub is not that much to remove. You remove tie rod end, upper and lower ball joint studs, brake lines, if connected, support control arm accordingly and safely and, you pretty much done. On 4WD you need to bust lose axle nut and make sure splines do not bind in bearing.
Now the hub bearing is a bit different animal, as you need to slide it out of the hub and that often makes it tedious due to rust. Plus, 4 flat head bolts in the back do not allow for much room, if it's 4WD, so it's slow pace inching bearing out while loosening the bolts.
 
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thanks again all. I took everything off, including the bolts form the back that hold the hub, and did get a hammer to no avail. it simply did not more and is really frozen. seems it's not too unusual form what I've seen in videos on line but none of the tricks I found worked.
 
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Old 07-07-20, 08:30 AM
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Have you sprayed it down good with PB Blaster?
 
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Old 07-07-20, 01:31 PM
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Ok, so you are replacing hub BEARING, not the hub. It rusted in. Tons of soaking with penetrating oil. Like marksr said.Most likely, even taking torch to it, to make it expand, then cool down and shrink.
So is it 4WD or RWD? As it makes a lot of difference.
 
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Old 07-08-20, 05:22 PM
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its been bathed in Blaster for 36 hours now -- I feel like I'm marinating a turkey! its the entire front hub on a 4WD 2004 GMC Yukon. the hub holds the bearing and on these the entire hub is replaced. it seems from youtube that this is fairly common, and the remedy is whacking with a BFH after liberal soaking. also saw a cold chisel work to open the mating surface enough to get some Blaster down there. then a hammer. in other cases it seems you just remove the three bolts from behind and a few taps and its out. I suspect it may be my Northern NJ climate. I've already replaced all the steel brake lines that rotted as well as the in-tank pump that did same. thank you all for your perspective this has been a great resource for years now on so many topics. this one just may have to go to the local garage tho!
 
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Old 07-09-20, 02:22 AM
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Sometimes you have to resort to using a torch to heat it up and expand the steel a little, this sound like one of those times.
 
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Old 07-09-20, 10:06 AM
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Take the spindle assy off and take to a machine shop. Thet can press them off. Won't work with 4 wheel drive if axles are stuck.
 
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