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Dana 60 newbie ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stockk5, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Alright i feel real dumb, im trying to take apart my dana 60 to get the axle shafts out, im stuck on the spindle nut. I have the correct tool, and im using a breaker bar i cannot loosen up the nut. I have tried turning it both ways, left at first then right, i try but nothing, most of the time the tool just slips off of the nut too. I though i would try beating it with a screw driver and hammer for a while to maybe shock it loose, but doesnt seem to work. So which way does it actually come off? regular thread right?
     
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    If they are really tight we just put the socket on an impact and zap it off. Works everytime, prolly not good for the socket though.
     
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    A couple of things, first is it is regular thread so "righty tighty, lefty loosey"...Slow constant pressure has always worked best for me, and yeah there is a lot of greese in there, so having someone push the socket on while you apply pressure will help, if you are a solo cat like me, then try pushing on the socket witt your knee...
     
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    well hey i got it! finally dug up a decent punch instead of screw driver.. and went to town, thanks for the tips though!
     

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