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Time to change my rear tire and everything seemed to be going fine till I got to this bolt.



Is there something special you have to do to get this one-off? I feel like I'm putting too much tourqe on it already and it's not budging.
 

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Nothing special.



What are you using ? How long a leverarm?





that nut has to come off.have you got an air rattle gun,or like achille told you,more leverage,
 

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As Achille says "Nothing special"

They dont have to be murder tight, as my old apprentice master used to say

so should normally come undone without any fuss.

I just nip mine up with a normal 17mm ring spanner



If you find you really have to swing on it to get it loose

I'd suggest a 6 sided socket if possible, otherwise it may round off

and the job may go from bad to worse
 

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this afternoon i had to use an air impact wrench just to get an oil drain plug out of a front cover,spanners or sockets would not touch it.

do you have one,it will fire it out in a second
 

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Make sure that the split-pin is not fouling the removal.You will notice a hole drilled through the axle where it supposed to go.The pin should be renewed on re-fit.You can use a bit of metal tubing over your ratchet and socket to get better leverage or a bit of pipe if using a spanner/wrench.



HTH
 

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Thanks for all of the tips! I put some liquid wrench on the bolt and let it set for a few minutes and tried again. It turned but... it just turns (doesnt come out). I'm thinking at this point something is wrong. I thought this was going to be simple.




Any ideas on what my next step should be?
 

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Thanks for all of the tips! I put some liquid wrench on the bolt and let it set for a few minutes and tried again. It turned but... it just turns (doesnt come out). I'm thinking at this point something is wrong. I thought this was going to be simple.




Any ideas on what my next step should be?


Well,ordinarily I wouldn't say anything but this is the second time you have referred to it as a "bolt" ;it's not a bolt ,it's a castellated NUT.



Thus it won't come "out ", but it should come "off ".



It should be simple as you say.



So, it hasen't moved any at ALL? (laterally?) It wouldn't re-tighten if it's "stripped". ??????????



I can't believe it's stripped and the only thing keeping things together was a cotter pin and rust....
 

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achille thanks for correcting me, I don't know why I was calling it a bolt, ha.



I looked on the other side of the wheel while I was trying to turn the nut and I noticed the axle was turning as well. I'll do what Linny suggested to get this off. Glad it's not stripped!
 

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Vise grips?

Noooooooo!





To remove the spindle nut

There are flats on the other side of the drum where a 17mm

open ended spanner will fit very nicely and thats the reason its there.

You'll find the front spindle is the same.
 

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achille thanks for correcting me, I don't know why I was calling it a bolt, ha.



I looked on the other side of the wheel while I was trying to turn the nut and I noticed the axle was turning as well. I'll do what Linny suggested to get this off. Glad it's not stripped!




Uh,don't mention it.



I took it for granted that you were backing it up on the other side with SOMETHING...



I take it you haven't pulled too many wrenches?



Good luck.





p.s.



To add to what Reg wrote (if I may),always try to use a "box" end wrench (ring spanner) when breaking nuts loose and not a socket (if possible)
 
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