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Old 08-07-2005, 03:09 PM
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97 Ford f350 rear axle nut problems.

My friend has a 97 ford f350 truck he has a problem with, he is going to do rear brakes. Has a Dana 60 in the rear (i brought my special socket for the spindle nuts) The nut has teeth on the back of it, just behind the nut is a gear like thing that keeps the nut from turning, the socket presses that gear ring back so the nut will turn, I Took the passenger side off first. He said he had problems with the drivers side. I looked at it after getting the drum off ( had to pull axle, nut, bearing). The guy took a air hammer to the nut, now its destroyed. I orded a new one from ford, but i still have the problem of getting the old one off. It way beyond putting the socket on it, the only option is to continue with the air hammer? Just be careful around the spindle threads? Im confused about how to get it off. If i use the air hammer, i was just going to cut it straight in and pry it off the threads. Any ideas would be great.

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Old 08-07-2005, 05:38 PM
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Personally, if the socket is not usuable, I'd use a flat chisel and hammer and be VERY careful not to dink the threads. I had a dana 44 in my Bronco and have done dozens of 60s and have had a few that were like that one.

Take your time and put it back together right. Remember to fill the diff and then jack up one side to fill the other hub, then reverse that to fill the other side hub. Then refill the diff again.
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I'm not familiar with the locking setup you're dealing with,but couldn't you bend/fab something to push the lock away from the nut ,clamp or hold it in place,then remove outer nut ?Maybe an 'L' shaped piece of flat stock or sheet metal?Make up 2 pieces and vice grip on opposite sides of hub?
Good Luck,George
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The bad part is, the locking part is destroyed
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If the same as 95 the left side is lefthand thread have cut them off with a chisel and fixed threads with thread file and installed new nut
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If the same as 95 the left side is lefthand thread have cut them off with a chisel and fixed threads with thread file and installed new nut

you replied to a thread that is 3.5 years old.

I hope the original poster from the answer by now
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