I snapped 4 out of the 6 hub retaining bolts on the front passenger side of my 93 Geo Tracker (manual hubs) and I think I need to remove the hub and send it off to a machine shop to remove the snapped bolts. I tried using a propane torch and penetrating oil to free them up but they are locked solid. I think more heat is required or perhaps one of those inductive heating elements designed to remove seized bolts.
Anyway, tool J-37763 is what I need to remove the hub ring nut but so far the ones I have seen are all around $50.00… I just can’t see spending that money for a one time use (the driver side came apart without issue… no snapped bolts).
Does anyone have the tool that I can borrow or rent? Any other suggestions on how I can remove the seized/snapped bolts?
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