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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MontanaLifted, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. MontanaLifted

    MontanaLifted 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone have a good way of taking spindles off???

    Mine has been on there for a long time and it's seized on. I beat the hell out if it last night and it didn't budge.
    I thought about heating it up but I don't want to damage it.

    Ideas???
     
  2. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Well, I've taken 'em off at the junkyard before by just whoopin' up on 'em with a rusty-arse muffler for about an hour but I'm sure there are more refined methods /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
  3. MontanaLifted

    MontanaLifted 1/2 ton status

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    I'm trying my damndest not to damage it. I do believe they are a pretty penny for a Dana 60.
     
  4. Grim-Reaper

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    Wedge something against the axle shaft so your pushing out on the axle shaft. I mean really pushing out hard. Smack the knuckle as close to the spindle as you can with a 2lb sledge. The reverberations from the combination most of the time will cause it to pop loose. Have something laying on the ground that the spindle can land on so it you don't bung up the threads or the seal surface.
     
  5. MontanaLifted

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    wedge something against the axle shaft pushing outward?
    You mean from the inside of the knuckle outward?
     
  6. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Yep. Use the axle shaft to push the spindle out. Same trick as you would use to pop a ball joint or a tierod loose. Put it under pressure and pop it with a hammer.
     
  7. MontanaLifted

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    I got it off!!!

    I talked with a buddy of mine who used to be a rockcrawler and has had much experience with GM stuff and he said just to use a rubber mallet.
    It worked great!
    I had it off in less than 5 minutes!!!

    I'm glad I'm <font color="orange"> </font> orange!!!
     

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