Series 1 front hub carrier help required

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#1 Series 1 front hub carrier help required

Post by Pethers » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:00 pm

Hi

Need some help and advice please. Taken apart front suspension and need help as to what to do with the hub carrier where the lower ball joint comes through. There seems to be a lip (which is damaged) above the hole where the bolt from the ball comes through. I can’t work out if this is part of the casting or is removable?

Can someone explain please?

If removable how do I get it out?

Thanks

Mark
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#2 Re: Series 1 front hub carrier help required

Post by cactusman » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:02 pm

Aahhh....pic is missing....
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#3 Re: Series 1 front hub carrier help required

Post by Pethers » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:08 pm

I can’t post the picture from my phone it’s too big.....

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#4 Re: Series 1 front hub carrier help required

Post by Pethers » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:11 pm

I’ve rewritten the question to try to explain without the picture

Thank you

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#5 Re: Series 1 front hub carrier help required

Post by mgcjag » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:12 pm

Hi..is it about 11/2in dia where the lower balljoint fits....if do its a removable ring if your fitting the newer sealed lower balljoints...Steve
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#6 Re: Series 1 front hub carrier help required

Post by Pethers » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:16 pm

Thanks Steve.

Yes about 40mm diameter. How do I get it out?

Thanks

Mark

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#7 Re: Series 1 front hub carrier help required

Post by mgcjag » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:23 pm

Hi Mark....tap it out with a small rod/drift on the lip and upwards....Steve
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#8 Re: Series 1 front hub carrier help required

Post by Pethers » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:26 pm

Great

Thanks very much Steve

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#9 Re: Series 1 front hub carrier help required

Post by Pethers » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:51 pm

Hello again

I still can’t get this out.....do I hit it from below or above if the hub carrier were on The car?

Many thanks for your help

Mark

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#10 Re: Series 1 front hub carrier help required

Post by mgcjag » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:44 pm

Hi Mark..is this what you have
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This is not my photo just one off the web..note the lip on the ring that needs to come out...i posted above to knock it out upwards if on the car....you have now made me dought myself....just have a good look..measure if needed it should be obvious....im sure its upwards.. Steve
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#11 Re: Series 1 front hub carrier help required

Post by politeperson » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:09 pm

You knock it downwards to get it out!

Here is a picture of the bottom of the carrier. You can see the retaining lip quite clearly once the ring has been removed.
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The problem is the top edge of the ring gets peened over the hub carrier by the ball joint over time, making it difficult to knock it out.

The last ones I have done have required me to use a hacksaw to carefully cut through the ring so it can be tapped out with a punch. (downwards)
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#12 Re: Series 1 front hub carrier help required

Post by Pethers » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:16 pm

Great thank you very much. I think the hacksaw trick will be required for mine to

Many thanks again both

Mark

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#13 Re: Series 1 front hub carrier help required

Post by Pethers » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:01 pm

An update......it’s out! Thank you again

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