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Front axle apart

Postby Pap » Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:13 pm

I am trying to get my front axle to move or maybe it's called to slide it.
I have taken the clamp off but I can't get it to move.
Is there a trick to it or just do I have to persuade it.
So far the trying to persuade it ain't working.
Maybe there's a secret to it that I haven't learned yet.
Somebody help me out please.
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Re: Front axle apart

Postby Barnyard » Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:22 pm

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Re: Front axle apart

Postby Glen » Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:45 am

Good How To above.
The adjustable parts can get rusted in the tube, sometimes they are hard to get out.
The tie rods can get rusted too, and hard to move.

I think someone on here said in the past to not paint the sliding parts of the front axle, where they go in the tube. I think he said the paint made the sliding parts too tight in the tube.
I think the factory didn't paint the sliding parts of the axle, where they go in the tube. :)

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Re: Front axle apart

Postby inairam » Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:50 am

you can look to see it a local auto parts store will rent you a Hydraulic Ram: Auto Body Frame Repair Kit they are also about $100-250 online.

try some heat and or penetrating oil as well. Once you get it apart grease the telescoping parts of the tubes to help next time.

I have read some people have install grease fittings in the tube
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Re: Front axle apart

Postby Mht » Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:26 pm

I had my axle off the tractor and the spindles removed and then I heated it with a propane burner probably 45 minutes to an hour rotating it around so all sides got heated really hot and then when it cooled I sprayed penetrating oil or more likely ATF on the joint and the next day it tapped apart relatively easily

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