Spinning Lug nut and stud

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by AkRowdyA78, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. AkRowdyA78

    AkRowdyA78 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I dont even have the wheel off yet, because of the spinning nut and stud. I think I'll end up cutting the nut off. Hopefully then I can take the wheel off and hit the stud through with a hammer.
     
  2. jones68

    jones68 LawnSite Senior Member
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    You can pull the drum and rim off at the same time
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  3. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
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    To get the wheel and drum off without removing the wheel.
    1 remove dust cap from axle
    2 loosen nut inside axle
    3 remove washer
    4 pull wheel and brake drum will come off with wheel also a tapered roller bearing will drop out.
    It will be a good idea to clean and repack bearing and inspect brakes and wiring if trailer is equip.
     
  4. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What he said...
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  5. AkRowdyA78

    AkRowdyA78 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I did what you said, and it seemed to work pretty good. I don't have brakes on my trailer so I didn't worry about that part. I just took the whole wheel/rotor to a shop and he charged me $15 bucks to torch the old stud out and put a new one in. The only thing I have left to do is put the bearings back in.
    - When I took out the washer it had a tit on it. Im not sure which way it should be facing. I thinking towards the nut, but I thought I'd ask. Also found it funny there was no cotter pin. Not even a hole in the nut for one.
    Thanks everyone for your help thus far.
     
  6. AkRowdyA78

    AkRowdyA78 LawnSite Senior Member
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    This is the piece that I was talking about. Looks that there should be two points instead of one.

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  7. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think your washer is messed up...
     
  8. AkRowdyA78

    AkRowdyA78 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah I wonder if that's the only piece I should replace. They other bearings aren't scorched and look to be in good condition.
     
  9. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would just clean everything up and check the spindle and everything else for damage and go from there.. Probably just replace the washer and all should be fine...
     
  10. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Definitely not right clean everything up check your bearings after they are clean.
    They should move freely no snagging there should be no burn marks and no pitting on the bearing or the races.
    Only thing i can tell from pic is one of two things happened the bearing was put on to tight or it wasnt greased enough most trailer recommend greasing the axles every 3k cheaper ones more often.
     

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