The Subaru has had a bad wheel bearing for a while. I have been avoiding the job because I hate working on that car. Nothing ever goes right with it and in the end it's a winter beater anyway.
The bearing was getting louder and had not healed itself over the summer. Since winter is coming I figured I'd swap it out. It's worth noting here that the part is $85 from rockauto and close to $300 from autozone. WTF, autozone?
So this morning I went to swap the bearing. I got pulled off the wheel. My harbor freight electric impact gun zipped the CV nut right off. With a little effort I got the four bolts that hold the bearing in removed.
But the hub won't come off. Hit it with a hammer... hit it with a bigger hammer. Went at the seam with a chisel and hammer. Bought a slide hammer from HF and after filing down the wheel stud adapter for an hour so it would work with the Subaru's bolt pattern I went at it, convinced I had it beat.
No luck. Hasn't budged.
Things I do not have: welder, acetylene torch or a shop press.
Does anyone have any tips for getting this fucker out? In lieu of advice, words of encouragement are appreciated.