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Re: Left hand threads

To: Ron Madurski <rmadursk@galaxy.galstar.com>
Subject: Re: Left hand threads
From: hello39@idt.net
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 11:18:46 -0400
Cc: mrbugeye@hotmail.com, spridgets@Autox.Team.Net
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If I'm not mistaken, I remember a "LH" stamped on the side of the nut also

Ron Madurski wrote:

> :
> :
> :Shawn,
> :Sounds to me like it's leaking around the oilseal that is on the inside
> :of the hub. You will need to remove the hub to replace it, just remember
> :that one side is RH thread and the other LH, I can never remember which
> :is which. Might just want to go ahead and replace the bearing while you
> I never "remember" which is which.  But it is easy to figure out.  The
> reason that LH threads are used it to keep the rotation of the part from
> loosening the fastener.  So if the axle rotates primarily clockwise that
> is the direction that the fastener will be tightened.  Use a
> counter-clockwise torque to loosen it.  Other common places for this to
> occur is tensioner pulleys, water pumps, Alternators, and transfer
> cases.
> Just an observation that makes for one less thing to remember.
> --
> Ron Madurski
> rmadursk@galstar.com

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