Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Eastern Arkansas
Liked: 3080 times
He lives about 40 mile from me. If I had to guess, the threads on the axle are gone and the nut will tighten up, but then wiggles back and forth and eventually the nut wears enough to jump over what threads are left on the axle, so I don't think it's coming unscrewed, I think it's working itself off, destroying the cotter pin in the process.
I told him to run a new axle nut on there with some Loctite yesterday. He said it tightened up ok, but then he try to give it another uga with his impact and said it started spinning, so yeah, axle threads are gone. (I swear this guy can break an anvil)
He might be able to weld it on, but turns out it's on the brake side, not the left, so if he tries to weld the nut onto the axle he's gonna have a hard time not melting the drum seal on the brake.
I'm going to suggest he just bite the bullet and buy an axle.