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Not sure if this is where this post should go but I figured Bass boats & equipment is close enough. 

Called Ranger & got the vortex hub replacement for the oil bath turbo lube original hub. Its a whole assembly integral hub/rotor on the spindle. Got everything off with the exception of the old assembly which is tighter than a Nun’s chastity belt. Even tried hammering on the castle nut with 3lb maul. It didnt even budge. Has anybody replaced their’s before & if so how’d ya get the old assembly out? 

Thanks in advance.

 

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I have replaced and serviced mine several times and never had a castle nut seized on. Just take out the cotter pin and the nut should only be hand tight.

 

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Its not the castle nut, its the whole assembly including the spindle that should come out once the nut is off. I get the nut off but can't get the tapered shaft out of the sleeve. Guess i could use the original spindle & just put the new hub on it, but according to Ranger just unscrew the nut & replace the whole thing.

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The shaft on my Ranger trailer hub is welded to the axle. The hub, bearings and seals come off as a group, but the tapered axle shaft stays on the trailer. 

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It doesn't look like mine is welded to the trailer. It has a castle nut behind the shaft of the spindle Scott. And the new replacement from Ranger is the same set up. So it looks like I may have to apply a little propane torch heat to it before I try to pop it off with a mallet.

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