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The clearance between the hub and the knuckle has not changed. It appears that all I am doing with the slide hammer is pulling the entire knuckle away from the drive shaft.
Something is still holding the hub and wheel bearing assembly in the knuckle.
I would think that the hub would slide out by itself. Not take the knuckle off the drive shaft.
To clarify, the part of the knuckle the brake caliper bridge and the shock is mounted to is coming off the driveshaft. The hub assembly is not cooming out of the knuckle.
So, there is no way to knock out the broken stud yet.
I'm not getting my point across I dont think.
There is zero tolerance for the new stud to lay flat enough to get into its hole. The thin sheet metal guard thing is in the way on top, and the knuckle in the way behind that. There is no amount of grinding that would help. The old stud broke off flush with the hub, and there is zero tolerance for that broken stub to get out.
So far all Ive done is pull the knuckle off the drive shaft to a point where the arm going up to the fork mounted at the top of the suspension spring and the bolt attaching the bottom of the knuckle toanother arm are in a bind.