MY front axle thread

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Cliff R
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MY front axle thread

Post by Cliff R » Wed May 08, 2013 8:09 pm

Today, after taking the MY wagon for its rego check I was talking to one of the mechanics (happens to be one of our past apprentices at work too) and he showed me the tool used for pulling the front axles back into the front bearing hub if you have taken the axle out to replace, eg, bearings, CV's etc.
Thought I would have a go some time to make one but I need to know -
1/ what is the thread size and pitch of the MY front axle (the big one that the split pit goes into)
2/ is the thread size the same for the MY and the L series.

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Post by AlpineRaven » Thu May 09, 2013 8:16 am

Show us pics mate
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Post by tambox » Thu May 09, 2013 12:28 pm

When I made my puller, I just welded two driveshaft nuts together, saved trying to find the thread and make one.
L serious, still.

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Post by steptoe » Thu May 09, 2013 4:57 pm

oh? I take my whole hub out and tap the doj end of the shaft on concrete until it coms home, nut tightening finishes it off.

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Post by Cliff R » Thu May 09, 2013 7:34 pm

OK, muggins here didn't take a photo (yes, yes I know)
I will try to draw it and put it into the thread.
Is there a basic drawing program I can use and then upload it as a photo ?

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Post by Bantum » Thu May 09, 2013 10:38 pm

Try Sketchup - it's free too !

P.S. - It would of been much easier if you'd taken a photo though ... :)

Ciao, Bantum ...

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Post by Cliff R » Fri May 10, 2013 9:30 pm

I used Sketchup ages ago so will try it again soon.
The best way to describe the tool is to imagine a piece of steel tube where the internal bore has a thread that screws onto the end of the drive shaft. The outer diameter slides inside the bore of the wheel bearing and has a thread on its external diameter.
A nut with a chamfer on one end is threaded to fit onto the thread on the outer diameter of the steel tube.
To use the tool the tube is slide into/through the inside diameter/bore of the wheel bearing(s) and housing and screwed onto the end of the drive shaft. The nut with the chamfer is screwed onto the outer side of the wheel bearing housing and as the nut is turned it pulls the tube and the axle back through the wheel bearing and housing till the original axle nut and split/chamfered washer can be fitted and pull the axle through the rest of the way.
Hope this makes sense.

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