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Old 08-29-2011, 03:08 AM
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Bent rear axle

Just when i thought i was close to finally dropping the Mustang off the hoist ,having solved all the annoying fluid leaks, i selected low gear with the car still in the air and heard a scraping noise coming from the rear. It is fitted with 4 wheel discs and looking at the right hand rear wheel turning over slowly i discovered i have a bent axle and the caliper was weaving trying to follow the disc as it moved side to side about 1/4 inch. I should have picked this up a long time ago but i didnt.
Question is , is it acceptable to straighten a heat treated axle either hot or cold or should it be tossed in the bin.
Any thoughts welcome.
Al.
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Not sure about the Axle.
You also need to check the Housing to see if the Axle tube is bent which is usaully the case.
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thanks . So i guess a measurement is required with a straight edge of some sort to determine if the housing is bent.
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I would get another axle. JMO



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Old 08-29-2011, 08:17 AM
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Thanks Cole. I was just reading a few blogs on All Fords website and it seems no one attempts to straighten an axle, just replace it. I hope some Ford axles here in Aus are the same as the 67 Mustang or its going to be a pain to find one the same.
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