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Old March 24th, 2007, 09:34 PM   #1
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Anyone have any tricks to removing a set of stuck dana HP 60 spindles ?

Yes the bearings are off and so are the nuts. Axle has seen some road salt so I figuring there is a bit of corrision behind them.

Soaked the outside in PB Blaster and will let them sit overnight.

Gotta be a way to do it without destroying parts.

Do`nt have a source for heat other then a propane torch.

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What year? If it has bolt on caliper brackets I usually will hit the back of them to free it up. If not a block of wood on the end of the spindle an hit it up and down. I found a dead blow hammer use full once it was loosened up, it won't mess up the threads.
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What year? If it has bolt on caliper brackets I usually will hit the back of them to free it up. If not a block of wood on the end of the spindle an hit it up and down. I found a dead blow hammer use full once it was loosened up, it won't mess up the threads.
The axle is a 93 F350 that had the split pins holding on the calipers.

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you can use the block method, just don't hit on the spindle directly with a hammer. Beat i side to side up and down until you can get a screw driver to start on one side. Then tap back to the screw driver side t help it pull the spindle out.

I have an OTC spindle socket that is used with a slide hammer to pull them off. Been along time since I used the hammer method good luck.
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I have an OTC spindle socket that is used with a slide hammer to pull them off. Been along time since I used the hammer method good luck.
x2 on the spindle socket. I messed around for a while trying to pry it off. Spindle socket makes it a helluva lot easier. The only problem is trying to find one. I had to order one but it only took a day, $40 bucks i think.
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x2 on the spindle socket. I messed around for a while trying to pry it off. Spindle socket makes it a helluva lot easier. The only problem is trying to find one. I had to order one but it only took a day, $40 bucks i think.

Went to a couple different auto parts stores. None of them had any type of slide hammer tool. Tried to explain what i wanted but they just kept going back to the BFH route.

Thanks for the help though guys. What I ended up doing was getting a RBFH (Really Big F'ing Hammer) and whacking the snot out of `em. They are off now and I gots a RBFH for doing the tie rods and ball joints now.

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