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Help W/ Fr Hubs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Graham56, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. Graham56

    Graham56 Newbie

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    I Cannot get the locknut to budge inside my front hub. '79 fulltime four, Ive stripped one ratchet and am now using an 18" breaker bar, there are no clips or locknuts in front of what im trying to turn, i can even see the threads(so i know im turning the right direction). Has anyone had the same prob. :mad:
     
  2. clarkjw24

    clarkjw24 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Are you trying to remove the axle nut to take the hub/rotor off? Or the actual lock out hub itself?
     
  3. Graham56

    Graham56 Newbie

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    axle nut headache

    im trying to remove the axle nut to remove the hub/rotor, and it just wont turn
     
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    4wheelattitude 1/2 ton status

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    You did remove the lock washer right? :D
     
  5. Graham56

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    lockwasher?

    the one thing i can see is smaller than the axle nut, and has one key hole slot cut into the edge, what do i use to remove that?
     
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    4wheelattitude 1/2 ton status

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    I use seal picks to get the washer out. Sometimes it get stuck but with a little effort it will come out. I use the picks that are very small with the curved ends so they can reach behind the washer on each side and pull back and forth untill free. Let us know how it works out.
     
  7. Graham56

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    problem solved

    It came down to a matter of leverage, (4 feet and all my body weight) to get the locknut off, thanks for your input. But I should have just went with my first instinct.
     
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    I'm glad it all worked out, and it never hurts to ask anyway. :waytogo:
     

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