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  1. neilcouture

    neilcouture ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Hi All,

    In the middle of changing my sprockets / chain, I ran into a stuck rear Axle. I was able to hammer it 2 inches with a mallet but eventually I cannot use the mallet anymore and it wont move. Any suggestions?

    thanks
  2. geastman

    geastman ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Lots of wd40 (from both sides) then hammer back in, then out again. May need to repeat a couple of times. Then to drive all the way out, you likely need something about axle size. If axle is hollow (most are) you can often find a screw driver with handle the right diameter.
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  3. GQelements

    GQelements ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Neil, if WD does not do the trick, take some penetrating oil, lay the bike down and apply the oil to the stuck axle. Same can be done with WD, just use gravity to help oil spread down the axle shaft.

    Instead of ruining a screw driver, I prefer using a larger diameter socket with exact diameter to the axle and a rubber malott to drive the culprit out.

    it is very odd though that it is stuck 2" out as at that point you should be clear one side of the swing-arm, no?
  4. Woodzi

    Woodzi Corporate Sponsor

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    Sounds like it moves with the mallet, but not by hand after the threaded end is flush with the swingarm? If this is the case, it should only need a bit more gentle persuasion to get it out far enough to remove by hand. A socket on an extension works well for this. Be careful not to damage the treads on your axle and don't hit too hard. If it needs more than gentle persuasion, see above.

    Apply some anti-sieze before you put it back on so it will come apart next time. Its also a good idea to apply anti-size to the chain adjustment screws.
  5. neilcouture

    neilcouture ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Update: I used "liquid Wrench" that I applied 4-5 time with one hour between each application and let the bike down all nite. The next day it was fine.

    Thanks All,
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