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    Easy axle pulling with tools YOU already have?

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    Grumpyoldman
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    Easy axle pulling with tools YOU already have?

    Post  Grumpyoldman on Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:07 am

    A friend of mine called to ask if I had a puller to help him get a stuck axle out of his Chevy truck. He lives some distance away, and it would be a chunk of his Sunday to drive to my place and back to his, so I give him this advice (Editor's note -- sounds like a Kenny Rogers song -- the only things missing are the train, the last sip of whiskey and the cigarette).

    (Chorus -- you can actually sing this part to the tune of "The Gambler") Turn the brake drum around backwards, and put all the lugnuts back on, but only tighten each one about 2 turns. Then use the brake drum as a puller. I told him to call back and let me know if it worked.
    He called me back about 20 minutes later and told me I was pretty smart ---- I told him he was right. (Grumpyoldman's note -- That's debatable...)



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    Re: Easy axle pulling with tools YOU already have?

    Post  Guest on Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:39 pm

    Ok, I'll be your straight man...
    How does the brake drum on backwards pull the axle out?
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    Re: Easy axle pulling with tools YOU already have?

    Post  havi on Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:17 pm

    2 handed slide-hammer. 3/4" at a time, lol.
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    Re: Easy axle pulling with tools YOU already have?

    Post  Guest on Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:27 pm

    havi wrote:2 handed slide-hammer. 3/4" at a time, lol.

    wow

    Thats weak.

    Might work on modern cars, though.

    The last axle I pulled wouldnt budge until I torched the axle out of the car,
    chained it to an 18 wheeler,
    and used my Ford 545 Backhoe to pull on it.

    And it wasnt even an old car....it was a 59 Chevy.

    Heres your gloom and doom for the day

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/02/business/energy-environment/02ethanol.html?_r=1

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