Stuck axle nut, and axle unthreads from hanger

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Stuck axle nut, and axle unthreads from hanger

Postby Colin Beck » Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:18 am

When I try to unthread one of the axle nuts off my splitfire, the entire axle unthreads from the hanger instead. I can't get the nut off - maybe if I had access to a vise I would be able to grip the axle hard enough to unthread the stuck nut, but I don't have a vise (plenty of vices though).

Any ideas?
Colin Beck
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 24

Postby Donald Campbell » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:46 am

connect 2 nuts to the other threade part,counter them and hold one(the locked) nut with a tool while unscrewing the nut from the bolt.
next time some loctite and no more worries.
Donald Campbell
Location: germany
Posts: 2036

nut removal

Postby Gary Fluitt » Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:54 pm

Donald is spot on with his recommendation. Double nut the hanger side of the axle, remove the nylon lock nut that is stuck on the wheel side of the axle, then double nut the wheel side of the axle to remove the double nuts on the hanger side of the axle. Reinstall the axle into the hanger with lock tite. With the double nuts still on the wheel side threads, and tighten the axle into it's socket on the hanger.
Sounds a lot harder than it is. Takes about five minutes.
Or send the hanger and axle to me and I'll fix it, polish the hanger, axles, etc, and ship it back to you free of charge.
Gary Fluitt
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 328

Stuck nuts

Postby Jim Weatherwax » Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:43 pm

Gary.. if you are going to go thru all the trouble of polishing axles and hangars will you also be polishing his nuts?

sorry, i couldnt resist!!!!
Jim Weatherwax
Location: Northern ColoRado
Posts: 109

clean the opening

Postby John Gilmour » Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:46 am

Make sure you clean the inside of hte hanger before applying locktite. If you do it outside you can use common starter fluid. too flammable to do inside.

It will give the locktite a better bond to the hanger.
One good turn deserves another
john gilmour
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Postby Colin Beck » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:25 am

Thanks guys - I finally got around to doing this, and it worked fine. No need to polish my nuts.
Colin Beck
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 24

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