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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-23-2018, 06:17 AM
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Hmmm another pic not up loading.......? Is there so e updating going on ? In the forums ?

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Yep this has been happening since yesterday for me. Using Google Chrome and the new layout; pictures are not showing up. @VS_Goose
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Yep this has been happening since yesterday for me. Using Google Chrome and the new layout; pictures are not showing up. @VS_Goose
They dont work for me either and Im using the classic layout on an iPhone.

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Uhh...If the castle nut tightens up and you put a cotter pin in it I don't see how it could possibly back off?
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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.
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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.
If he ends up welding it my advice would be to cut the castellations off the nut to allow for more weld to a better bit of material. Could even grind a V into the end of the axle and run a weld around first to get the heat into the hardened axle shaft, then proceed to weld the nut on. The hotter the axle is before the main weld to the nut the better.

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I took a quick look on ebay. They're not nearly as costly as I thought. Here's a link for a new one for $74!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-2001-20...UAAOSwp0ZazCrY
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That's cheap enough. He'd have to pay someone to weld the nut on anyway. Sent him the link.
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I didn't mention this in my other post , but someone brought up about how the nut can be loose and the cotter key still be in > that's is what happens , when the splines get worn and the hub starts wallowing out , then it going farther onto the shaft and the hub is loose and the nut still right where it is cotter'ed off
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