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 Post subject: 91 Geo Metro Drive axel
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:24 am 
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can anyone tell me if the threads on the drive axel nut are right or left. I'm sorry to have to ask this, I would assume that they are right hand threads. I've put a 3/4" drive impact wrench on them at work and still can't get the nut to come loose. If I can't get them loose then I'm gonna mill one side of the nut off, I need new axels anyway, but didn't want to resort to that. Please help thanks


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They are standard right hand thread.

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those nuts have a collar on them that get "staked" into the broached groove in the axle. did you use a skinny punch to knock the collar back out of the groove before trying the impact gun? you can also have someone step on the brake pedal while you go, go gorilla on the nut with a 2 foot long breaker bar. :lol:

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Yes I did use a punch to push the stake back off the threads on the drive axel. I tried the old Honey stand on the break while I take this nut off trick. I had a 1/2" drive breaker bar with a 3 foot cheater pipe on it and it still wouldn't budge. I even stood on it and kinda jumped up and down (and I weigh 200 lbs.) I was rocking the whole car. I'm amazed I didn't break the the breaker bar. LOL

If I can't get the axels out tonight then I'm gonna just mill the nut off, I think this is gonna be my only option. I even tried penetration oil and let it sit. :huh: :WTF:

I thought for sure the 3/4" drive impact would have done the trick, it nothing else atleast stripped the threads on the nut. Please need more ideas, I wanna get my car on the rooooooooaad


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Now, that is a new one on me. LOL but it's to late I got tired of messing with it and just pulled the hole spindle off the car and took it to work to mill one side of the nut off. Besides that would have worked, but the tranny is an automatic and its shot. I bought this one from a junkyard the day after they got it in, before they started to tear it all apart. I payed $250.00 bucks for the hole car and the motor was newly rebuilt, It just had a bad tranny. Lucky for me I have another metro at home with a bent frame and a good motor and manual tran.

Get this with, one side of the nut cut off I still couldn't get the nut to turn with a wrench. I had to take a cold chisel and a hammer and spread the nut appart in order to get it off, talk about stuck on.


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