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AeroMonte
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Reged: Nov 27 2003
Loc: S.E. Missouri
How to remove spindle from trailer axle???
      #5411774 - Tue Aug 11 2009 07:49 PM

I need help with my trailer. I siezed a bearing and ruined the spindle. I thought I would just put a new spindle in it and be on my way.....wrong!! I removed the axle assembly to make things easier to work with, ground the welds holding the old spindle and beat on the spindle with a sledge to free it up. I can see that all the welds are broke free but I can't get the spindle to budge out of the axle tube. Is there a trick to this or do I just need to spend the money and get a new axle?

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BlakDak
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Reged: Jul 10 2006
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Re: How to remove spindle from trailer axle??? [Re: AeroMonte]
      #5411826 - Tue Aug 11 2009 08:13 PM

hmmm, there is a plate welded to my axle tube and the spindle just bolts on.....


pics would help

Edited by BlakDak (Tue Aug 11 2009 08:13 PM)


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D_C
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Reged: Mar 10 2005
Loc: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Re: How to remove spindle from trailer axle??? [Re: AeroMonte]
      #5411827 - Tue Aug 11 2009 08:13 PM

Do you have a Photo of it?

Could you heat the tube with a Torch?

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AeroMonte
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Reged: Nov 27 2003
Loc: S.E. Missouri
Re: How to remove spindle from trailer axle??? [Re: D_C]
      #5411900 - Tue Aug 11 2009 08:32 PM

Sorry no pics. I'll try to snap some in the morning. It's a 3500# axle from my car trailer. The square plate on mine is welded all the way around the tube. It does have four holes to bolt a spindle to it... but the spindle is welded in four places to the square plate. I'll try to heat it at work tomorrow to see if it will budge.

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D_C
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Reged: Mar 10 2005
Loc: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Re: How to remove spindle from trailer axle??? [Re: AeroMonte]
      #5411904 - Tue Aug 11 2009 08:34 PM

Could you Torch-Cut the spindle off then grind the plate to clean it up?

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'71 Charger SE - Very First Car,Still Have it
440 CI,E-Heads,850 Holley,
292/.509,Dana 60/4:10,ChassisWorks Kit
Subframe Connect,Springs Relocated
Fresh-Air/'69 440 Scoop,Pan-Evac, TTI
Headers,3 1/2" Exhaust Sys,Dynomax Muff


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340SHORTY
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Reged: Aug 20 2003
Loc: Kent, Wa
Re: How to remove spindle from trailer axle??? [Re: D_C]
      #5412207 - Tue Aug 11 2009 11:29 PM

that lil plate is welded on to bolt the backing plate to. the back side of the spindle sticks into the axle tube about 3 inches. check to see if its been plug welded also...

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Sputnik
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Reged: Jan 30 2007
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Re: How to remove spindle from trailer axle??? [Re: AeroMonte]
      #5412281 - Wed Aug 12 2009 02:12 AM

If it's like most trailer axles it's a tube with a spindle stub welded into it behind the backing plate, it may be plug welded also.

Good luck with it.

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