Replacing axle shaft drive flange.

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Replacing axle shaft drive flange.

Post by cushman » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:57 pm

Hi,
Having removed the axle shaft drive flange (with the hub puller) to check the bearings on the front wheel, I now need to replace them. What is the best method to replace them? they won't just push or press back on. Should they be pulled on by tightening the studs? Or is there a tool needed as the studs aren't long enough. I have tried the search facility on here but couldn't find anything other than removing them. Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks,
Chris.
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Re: Replacing axle shaft drive flange.

Post by Ben Dover » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:22 pm

Sounds like your outer shafts or drive flanges have burrs on the splines. They normally do not require much force.
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Re: Replacing axle shaft drive flange.

Post by cushman » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:02 pm

Okay, thanks Ben.
I'll double check this weekend to see if there's a problem but I call myself to have checked for any distortion or burrs. I'll let you know how I get on.

Thanks,
Chris.
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1957 Hotchkiss M-201
1942 Willys MBT
1943 Bantam T3

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