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Doug    Posted 01-08-2018 at 22:31:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • So we tried to get the axle nut off the NAA this evening, no luck. We had a bar between the studs with lug nuts on so we didn't ruin the threads and wrench on the nut with a black iron pipe and we did nothing but bend the bar. I sprayed it with PB Blaster and we also used heat. No luck, is there a trick we are missing? I may try putting he wheel back on and using a 3\4" drive impact. Any suggestions?

    Doug    Posted 01-12-2018 at 10:00:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • its good to have friends with way more tools than you know what to do with. He came over with a 4x multiplier and spun the axle nut off with very little effort.
    we found the axle splines to be shot, the hub is whooped and the shims are in multiple pieces. the axle nut has no spring, no slot for a spring. the axle its self has no holes or slots for a spring or a key for the replacement nut. i have no luck posting pictures on here or i would put a couple up of the axle.

    doug    Posted 01-12-2018 at 11:27:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • https://imgur.com/att3THm

    does this work

    Dollar Bill    Posted 01-10-2018 at 02:48:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • If you're still having problems getting the nut off, just drill it and then whack it with a hammer/chisel and it will come right off. New nuts are about $6 as I recall.

    ALZ (MO)    Posted 01-09-2018 at 12:45:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Just a thought. You have no clips on axle nut, maybe they are gone, but the ends of the spring clip may still be in there in contact with the axle threads.

    doug    Posted 01-09-2018 at 15:14:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • the nut does not have the groove for a spring to fit into, both sides have the same type of nut. one thing we did notice is the nut is welded to what seems to be a washer behind it, again both sides are the same.

    J52J    Posted 01-09-2018 at 07:14:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Doug
    When I took mine off I left the Tire mounted on the axle and on the Ground and Removed the Spring Clip on the nut. Then with a break over bar and Long Pipe, Put the pressure on it and when it came loose it sounded like something broke but it was just the Nut letting loose.

    Have a Nice Day
    J52J/Jess

    doug    Posted 01-09-2018 at 07:48:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • spring clip? i don't have a spring clip on either of the axle nuts on my '53.

    J52J    Posted 01-09-2018 at 19:34:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • axle nut. http://www.yesterdaystractors.com/store/parts/pics/wm_8N4179.jpg

    Spring clip, http://www.yesterdaystractors.com/store/parts/pics/wm_8N4187.jpg


    If this shows up
    Trying to get a pic from another site.

    Dollar Bill    Posted 01-09-2018 at 06:08:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I agree with your intentions of remounting the wheel.

    Torque specs for the axle nut is 450 ft lbs. An impact wrench may work if its very hefty. Most come off with a stout pull handle & long cheater pipe.

    Careful with the torch as it could affect axle temper.

    Doug    Posted 01-09-2018 at 07:05:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • i have the owners user guide and a service manual, neither one of those have a break down of the rear axle or a torque spec. where did you get that info from? i would love to have more info as i am going into this as a newbie.

    J52J    Posted 01-09-2018 at 07:46:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Doug
    Here's a link to Smith's page. go down to about the middle of the page under the Rear Axle part. That has the torque for the Rear axle nut. A lot of good Info on that page.
    J52J/Jess

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