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Re: [Spridgets] Axle issue

To: Pat Elliott <pelliott@innercite.com>
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Axle issue
From: Rick Fisk <refisk@chartermi.net>
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2013 09:31:37 -0400
Cc: Spridget List <spridgets@autox.team.net>
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You have no choice but to keep beating on it.  It has to come out before the
diff can be removed.  Keep doing what you're doing - out as far as possible,
back in, and then beat it out some more.  Good luck.

Sent from my keyboard

On Sep 14, 2013, at 6:57 PM, "Pat Elliott" <pelliott@innercite.com> wrote:

> Recently while driving my 62 sprite I had a bit of trouble.  While pulling
> out from a stop, I heard a ping and lost the connection between the motor
> and the ground.  I instinctively thought broken axle.. call a tow truck
> and took her home.  Once home I jack up the rear end confirmed my
> order two axles and two bearing kits.
> This morning I decide to tackle the project and heres where the fun
> I jacked up the drivers side and confirmed no connection, wheel turns
> easily without turning the other wheel or the diff.  Disassemble and
> discover that I can pull the axle out about < and now Im reconnected to
> the diff. It appears that Ive sheared off all the splines on the shaft and
> have just the little bit of spline that were poking through.  The problem
> that its most likely screwed up the splines and I cant get it to come
> Im using a 10lb slide hammer to no avail. Im able to get it to come out
> about 1/2 , Ive tried beating it back in and re-clocking it to another
> notch about ten times without any change.  My hands are bruised, my arms
> sore, and Im out of ideas.
> Help..
> Patrick Elliott
> Big Dog Metal Works <http://www.bigdogmetalworks.com>
>  541 297 0004
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