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drewbagel423
2015.04.11, 10:13 AM
I go to take my front wheels off today and the nut keeps spinning and spinning. It looks like the axle is spinning inside the steering block? I can even get my fingers in there to hold it while I undo the nut. Is there anything I can do short of buying new blocks?

arch2b
2015.04.11, 02:46 PM
Is there anything pliers could hold onto on the backside of the block?

drewbagel423
2015.04.11, 02:55 PM
I tried but the surface on the back side is too thin and smooth to grab onto. And there isn't any axle sticking out of the nut.

arch2b
2015.04.11, 03:22 PM
Locking pliers? I have a set of both long and short nose locking pliers that are about about the size of a cell phone that I've used to grab hold of things like this. Or can try small, cutting Pliers to cut the lock nut off.

pomme de terre
2015.04.12, 05:52 PM
Pull outwards on the wheel with some force while unscrewing the nut. Hopefully this will generate enough friction to hold the axle pin in place.

Otherwise, try a dab of CA on the axle pin on the back side of the steering knuckle.

mleemor60
2015.04.12, 06:30 PM
Then pick up a couple additional pairs of knuckles. Having spares usually insures that the part won't fail again.

drewbagel423
2015.04.12, 06:36 PM
Is there anything cheaper than the $20 atomic racing knuckles I see on eBay?

mleemor60
2015.04.12, 08:03 PM
Sure. There are the stock ones. I don't recall ever seeing a stock 03 knuckle fail until the "Sport" series came out.

ilove599xx
2015.04.12, 10:17 PM
Is there anything cheaper than the $20 atomic racing knuckles I see on eBay?

I use 3 racing knuckles, everyone is laughing at me cos it's not a popular brand, I was like trying to buy the cheapest too. So far so good for me as a newbie I am happy with that.

I just ordered some R246 knuckles few days ago though.

What brand of nuts stuck insdie? May I ask?

KWT
2015.04.26, 08:51 PM
Sure. There are the stock ones. I don't recall ever seeing a stock 03 knuckle fail until the "Sport" series came out.

Between my son and I, we broke five already. Almost all the right side. If you remember, one broke during the time you were at railyard. All my cars were bought before the sports series came out