front axle on wheel

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front axle on wheel

Post by Mjholi67 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:40 am

Trying to remove the nut holding the front axle in place (removed calipers but the nut seems frozen) just to make sure this does remove counter clockwise? Left to loosen?

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Re: front axle on wheel

Post by CMReynolds1 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:35 am

You are correct, no tricks on which way it turns. Try letting some penetrating oil soak in for an hour or so. Also, tapping it with a hammer after the hour helps. I do mean tapping, nothing crazy so that you don't damage anything. Stubborn nuts/bolts just take time, lots of oil and patience!

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