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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-20-2003, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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Manual Hub Problem

This spring break I was checking out my manual hubs to see what condition they were in. I retardely over torqued the screw that holds the selector knob and striped the axle shaft thread. The complete thread came out with the screw. I don't feel like spending the time and money to replace the axle shaft, so what should I do?

Can I just re-thread it and get a larger screw and call it good? Any other ideas?
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Re: Manual Hub Problem

huh? you stripped what, and that ruined the axle shaft how? [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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ya, you need to tell us what you stipped. the hub body?
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Re: Manual Hub Problem

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Re: Manual Hub Problem

I have the stock hubs and it's the screw that holds on the plastic little dial that you use to select free or lock. Not the 6 bolts that hold the housing, but the single one in the middle that connects to the end of the axle shaft and holds the plastic dial on. Do you kinda understand what I'm talking about now?
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Re: Manual Hub Problem

Damn, I'm struggling to explain this, so here is a picture.



The screw goes into the end of the axle where the yellow arrow is. Holds on the selector knob. Those threads on the end of the axle came out with the screw. Re-thread and use bigger screw??? Anyone see any problems with this?
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Re: Manual Hub Problem

helicoil it.
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Re: Manual Hub Problem

Dang Shovel, I am still struggling with this. I just changed my stock manuals (with 3 bolts to attach) to MM's. My stock ones look to be just like yours. My axleshaft has a hole in it, but my hub dial was never "screwed into" that. On the back of your hub dial, what does that look like? How can the hub dial be screwed into the axleshaft??? [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Re: Manual Hub Problem

better yet, put on a real set of hubs.
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Re: Manual Hub Problem

Yeah man. The hub doesn't screw into that. If it did then It must have been something someone fabbed up because the whole hub assy will come out as a unit and is clipped into place with the outer retainer ring and the snap ring. I'll bet you could get something cheap out of the wrecking yard or if you want I can sell you one of my spares. Was yours an auto to manual conversion? I don't know that manuals would screw in like that either but I'm positive that mine don't I think that recess is there to hold it on the Lathe at Spicer.
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