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    Quote Originally Posted by 87vettevert View Post
    I cant get the rear hub off does anyone know any tricks or do i need a special tool for the job? I turned the hub foward and backward it's making a cracking clicking metal on metal noise but it's not constant? I cant tell if it's the bearings or the u-joint yet anyone have any ideas....im sure once i get the hub off I'll be able to access the situation better.
    Do you have the Half shaft out of the vehicle??

    If not,you will have to remove the half shaft!!
    Then you will have to remove the Splined Axle shaft!!
    Then from the back side of the housing there will be 3 Torx bolts that holds the Hub assembly in the housing!!

    P.S. The hub assembly isn't supposed to come apart like the one I pictured in post #3,That Bearing is Focked!!!

    Also that is a 92 in the photo,same set up and bearing but it don't have the back plate sandwiched between the Hub Assembly and Housing for the parking brake!!



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    When you do all this, check the caliper mounting bolts as well.
    When mounted, the end (thread) of the bolts stick out a little, in my case they come very close to the brake rotor.
    That caused my metal sound in the "rear".
    Put a thicker washer on the other side so the end wouldn´t stick out to much.
    One might think, aahh, that means you have loose wheels or shot bearings.
    Nope, nothing like that, everything checks out OK.
    No metal sound anymore after the thicker washer on the bolt.
    I could see though, that the bolt had grinded/pressed the caliper, and yes it already had a washer there.
    Makes me kind of think that the prev. owner might have overtightened the bolts.

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    i would bet the poor guy lost the thick washer and used a standard washer which is 1/3 the thickness of the factory washer

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    Dumb and poor in that case, cause it was that way on both sides.
    I put on new rotors a while ago and the calipers had to come loose, that´s when I saw the thread was almost as close as on the other side.
    Same procedure, thicker washer.

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    Well I fixed my strange clicking noise it was the U-joint on the halfshaft. I bought the factory u-joints (dana spicer) from Action Machine Inc they cost $20.00 and change each plus $9.00 shipping after i ordered the parts online I called to make sure they were the right parts The receptionist was very nice and she tranfered my call to the shop I spoke with Gus and asked him if the 5-799x were the correct u-joints and also asked him if they had the anti-galvanic coating on the caps for aluminum shafts he said that spicer doesn't make the anti-galvanic caps anymore and deemed them as unnecessary. Gus was very helpful and I highly recommend Action Machine Inc. I ordered the parts Monday morning and got them Wednesday standard delivery...I was very pleased

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    That is what I thought it was from what you said it sounded like
    This is what I suggested in permalink #2

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    I really would like to thank everyone for the help and advice ...this is a great site....Happy Motoring

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