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Old 08-10-2010, 09:00 PM
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Default Any tips to get wheels off an axle?

Trying to get the wheels off of my axle but they a very stuck. Tried soaking them in pb blaster but no luck. I just tried heat but they still won't come off. Trying not to ruin the wheel or the axle. Any other suggestions before I order a new axle and start from scratch?
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:35 PM
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Well I just tried using a 3 jaw puller on the wheel with alot of heat and ended up with a bent wheel and messed up the end of the axle alittle. There has to be a way to get these wheels off
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:48 PM
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big hammer
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:56 AM
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too much frustration, I just scrap it and move on. i'd pay the price of replacing the equipment just to avoid the frustration
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:33 AM
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I'm going to call BMI today and see if they can make me a 49 3/4" axle. Says on their site they can make any length up to 55" but it's going to cost me $50. Then $100 + shipping for tires and wheels I'm probably going to spend $200 + just to fix this stupid axle. Oh well I don't plan on getting rid of the kart any time soon so I guess it's worth it
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:36 AM
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Tried a big hammer to the back of the wheel and wouldn't budge. Then tried putting the axle nut on until flush with the axle and whacking on that and still nothing. I only have a small propane torch so I may see if I can find a set of cutting torched and head that rim till it's red. I had it pretty hot last might I melted the valve stem
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:43 AM
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if u have an offset vice then use it to brace the back of the wheel then bash the S*** out of the axil till it comes off
oh and hit it with alot of wd40 and leave it for a while be fore doing the above
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I thought I was safe by putting the nut on the end of the axle then beating on that but when I took the nut off the threads on the last 1/4" of the axle were messed up. I was planning on buying new wheels and tires anyways and I'm converting it to a disc brake so other than the sprocket I won't have to buy anything else. I'll give that a try tonight my vice is mounted on the work bench.
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:24 AM
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dont put the nut on
it may bur over the edge of the axil a little so u will need to crack it with a hammer like i said then smoothen out the axil to get it all the way off
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:47 AM
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Apparently it's too late for this to be of any help, but over the years I've learned - patience.
When stuff is stuck that bad, it takes time.
Soak it daily (or twice daily!) w/PB, Open & Shut, Liquid Wrench, , whatever you're using.
Each time you soak it, tap it a bit. Tap, not hit!
Give it at least a couple of days before you really try to get it loose, I've had stuff that took a week or longer.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:06 AM
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Found my solution I pulled the tires off the rims and cut the rims off the axle. I tried lots of heat again and they still would not budge
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