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Re: Left hand threads

To: Ron Madurski <rmadursk@galaxy.galstar.com>
Subject: Re: Left hand threads
From: Ulix Goettsch <ulix@u.washington.edu>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 09:01:47 -0700 (PDT)
Cc: mrbugeye@hotmail.com, spridgets@Autox.Team.Net
In-reply-to: <199809221433.JAA13399@galaxy.galstar.com>
Reply-to: Ulix Goettsch <ulix@u.washington.edu>
Sender: owner-spridgets@Autox.Team.Net
It's the left side that's odd.
I'll always remember because the nut was only halfway on and then
tackwelded on my car...


On Tue, 22 Sep 1998, 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

    Ulix                                                    __/__,__        
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                                                           '67 Sprite

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