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#435302 - 08/11/09 07:49 PM How to remove spindle from trailer axle???
AeroMonte Offline
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Registered: 11/27/03
Posts: 5622
Loc: S.E. Missouri
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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#435303 - 08/11/09 08:13 PM Re: How to remove spindle from trailer axle??? [Re: AeroMonte]
BlakDak Offline
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Registered: 07/10/06
Posts: 609
Loc: a cornfield near you
hmmm, there is a plate welded to my axle tube and the spindle just bolts on.....


pics would help


Edited by BlakDak (08/11/09 08:13 PM)

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#435304 - 08/11/09 08:13 PM Re: How to remove spindle from trailer axle??? [Re: AeroMonte]
D_C Offline
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Registered: 03/10/05
Posts: 1348
Loc: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Do you have a Photo of it?

Could you heat the tube with a Torch?
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#435305 - 08/11/09 08:32 PM Re: How to remove spindle from trailer axle??? [Re: D_C]
AeroMonte Offline
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Registered: 11/27/03
Posts: 5622
Loc: S.E. Missouri
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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#435306 - 08/11/09 08:34 PM Re: How to remove spindle from trailer axle??? [Re: AeroMonte]
D_C Offline
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Registered: 03/10/05
Posts: 1348
Loc: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Could you Torch-Cut the spindle off then grind the plate to clean it up?
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#435307 - 08/11/09 11:29 PM Re: How to remove spindle from trailer axle??? [Re: D_C]
340SHORTY Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12291
Loc: Kent, Wa
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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#435308 - 08/12/09 02:12 AM Re: How to remove spindle from trailer axle??? [Re: AeroMonte]
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Registered: 01/30/07
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Loc: Lost in Space
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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