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Removing rear wheel cone washer

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by medtro, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. medtro

    medtro

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    When removing cone washers from the rear wheel of a 80, the FSM says hit the axle center with brass punch. Any ideas why not hit the studs like in the front?

    medtro
     
  2. cruiserdan

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    I smack (smart taps) the edge of the flange with a 16 oz machinists hammer.  :G  The reason they want you to smack the studs on the front is because there isn't a nice flange in the center to pound on. Hitting it in the center spreads the force out. Remember, hit it, don't HIT IT............

     BTW I did my rears yesterday. Don't ignore them, you may not like what you see if you do.................. :ugh:
     
  3. Beowulf

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    >> ... you may not like what you see if you do <<

    Or what you *don't* see... wheel bearing grease.

    Medtro,
    I don't hit the studs (front or rear.)  A brass hammer works well when struck against the side of the flange. Loosen the nuts but leave about 2 threads so the cone washers don't fly all over the garage.  "You could loose an eye doing that."  :G
    -B-
     
  4. Chris_Geiger

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    I just pulled mine out a couple weeks ago and they popped right out after a couple hits on the out side of the flange.
     
  5. medtro

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    I left the nuts on when I hit the studs so that I will have my both eyes to do the other wheels.

    I opened both rear wheels yesterday, and I like everything I saw in there. Ok, I repacked them a few weeks ago, and they still look good.