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Frozen set screw on brake axle #13211572 07/11/19 05:10 PM
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It has been sitting in a puddle of PB Blaster since Sunday morning. I have a socket type allen wrench and a strikable impact. Impact is last resort. Someone said to apply heat directly to the set screw. I am a little concerned about the seals on the hub. If it comes down to heat I plan to wrap the rear of the hub with a wet rag. I have been lightly tapping the hub thinking maybe the vibration will allow some of the PB Blaster to flow along the threads. I am thinking last resort will be to turn the set screw upside down and drill a hole and the use and easy out.


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Re: Frozen set screw on brake axle [Re: Stump jumper] #13211605 07/11/19 05:28 PM
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Bump it loose with air impact.


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Re: Frozen set screw on brake axle [Re: Stump jumper] #13211656 07/11/19 05:51 PM
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Quit wasting time man! Get out the big red wrench.


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Re: Frozen set screw on brake axle [Re: T Bird] #13211697 07/11/19 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by T Bird
Bump it loose with air impact.

I don't have one and the screw is already an little buggered up


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Re: Frozen set screw on brake axle [Re: Stump jumper] #13211754 07/11/19 06:56 PM
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Vice grips and hammer.


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Re: Frozen set screw on brake axle [Re: Stump jumper] #13211759 07/11/19 06:57 PM
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You better heat it. Keep messing with it and you will be drilling it out. Take my word for it. I restored a 1953 Ford tractor.


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Re: Frozen set screw on brake axle [Re: Cast] #13211774 07/11/19 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Cast
You better heat it. Keep messing with it and you will be drilling it out. Take my word for it. I restored a 1953 Ford tractor.

Yep, if it does not come out with just thr PB Blaster soaking the torch comes out. Neighbor who is a McGyver type thinks the heat should be applied to the hub. Others say directly to the screw.


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Re: Frozen set screw on brake axle [Re: Stump jumper] #13211884 07/11/19 08:32 PM
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Put the heat right on the screw. Wrap the seals with a sopping wet rag. The heat will burn the crud out of the threads and it will back right out while it is hot. Be gentle do not force. If it doesn’t come, more heat. I have a rosebud and big tanks because of stuff like this.


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Re: Frozen set screw on brake axle [Re: Stump jumper] #13212020 07/11/19 10:59 PM
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Agree 100%. Heat on set screw - lots of heat. Work screw back and forth. If needed, tap allen wrench with hammer in each direction. repeat if needed. You will need to heat it hotter than a normal propane torch can get. Rosebud is also what I use.

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heat is last resort. try a 50/50 mix of acyetone and trans fluid.really thin lubricant that penetrates good.


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Re: Frozen set screw on brake axle [Re: Stump jumper] #13212324 07/12/19 03:21 AM
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Looks like it is time for the screw extractor. I have replacement set screws. Next step will be drill but concerned about filings in the hub. I figure if I turn it down I can drill with minimal filings and then flush it several times.


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Re: Frozen set screw on brake axle [Re: smooth move] #13212333 07/12/19 03:28 AM
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Originally Posted by smooth move
heat is last resort. try a 50/50 mix of acyetone and trans fluid.really thin lubricant that penetrates good.

This^^^ Used it for many years. Its stuff every household has.


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Re: Frozen set screw on brake axle [Re: Stump jumper] #13212430 07/12/19 11:10 AM
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Have you decided not to use heat?


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Re: Frozen set screw on brake axle [Re: Stump jumper] #13212456 07/12/19 11:45 AM
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if you drill it, use a left handed(counter clocklwise)bit. i've had the screws come on out after starting the drilling with left hand bits.


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Re: Frozen set screw on brake axle [Re: Stump jumper] #13212783 07/12/19 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Stump jumper
Looks like it is time for the screw extractor. I have replacement set screws. Next step will be drill but concerned about filings in the hub. I figure if I turn it down I can drill with minimal filings and then flush it several times.

coat the bit with grease to catch the filings....


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