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Re: Stuck rear axle
Reply #20 on: May 28, 2018, 01:30:35 AM
Soooo, what made it stick that bad? Corrosion? Bent? Out of round?  :084:

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Re: Stuck rear axle
Reply #21 on: May 29, 2018, 08:50:38 AM
just a bit of corrosion thats, all. Cleaned up and lubed and all is good now :-)

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Re: Stuck rear axle
Reply #22 on: May 29, 2018, 08:19:38 PM
That took some time for the penetrant to soak all the way in! 

Glad it's out. :046:
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Re: Stuck rear axle
Reply #23 on: May 29, 2018, 08:57:33 PM
*Originally Posted by Low-Brau [+]
That took some time for the penetrant to soak all the way in! 

Glad it's out. :046:




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Re: Stuck rear axle
Reply #24 on: May 30, 2018, 02:32:13 AM
*Originally Posted by Bree [+]



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Incorrigible.  :157:
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Re: Stuck rear axle
Reply #25 on: July 21, 2021, 11:07:10 PM
I tried to get mine out yesterday and it turned into a two hour project. At first it wouldn't move at all. I used spray lube on both sides trying to get as close to the bearings as I could. Then hitting it with a hammer didn't feel like the right thing to do, but eventually it was the only tool I had at my disposal that was helping. Continued to spray and hit until the threaded end disappeared. Then I used a wooden dowel (and a hammer) to eventually push it all the way through and out. I hit that SOB a lot. :156:  I was expecting to see no lube on the axel, which turned out to be correct. I also expected to see some rust, but there wasn't very much. I've cleaned up the axel with steel wool and expect reinstallation with plenty of grease will go much better. I myself have only had the axel out once before for a new chain/sprockets and it wasn't difficult.  The last time the rear tire was off was at a BMW dealership for new rubber. I'm guessing their procedures don't include greasing the axel upon reinstallation. Admittedly it's been over two years since they did the tire change, but the axel was bone dry yesterday and really, really didn't want to come out.
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Re: Stuck rear axle
Reply #26 on: July 22, 2021, 06:51:47 AM
Haha thread resurrection :-) I use spray on lithium grease now and I have never had another problem since. That was over 2 years ago and a fair few tyre changes.


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Re: Stuck rear axle
Reply #27 on: July 22, 2021, 06:30:17 PM
Yes, I thought it was worth coming back from the dead. :002: Counterpoint to the videos that say you shouldn't use force, la la, la.....look how easily the axel slides out, if you have to use force, somethings wrong. If the axel is dry or somehow rusted, it ain't coming out by itself.
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