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  Topic: Stripped Syncro front axle nut
blyhigh

Replies: 59
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:23 pm   Subject: Re: Stripped Syncro front axle nut
All back together. Torqued nut one step at a time, starting at 100 ft lbs and working my way up letting the nut cool after each step. In case you haven't done it, torquing something to 258 ft lbs ta ...
  Topic: Stripped Syncro front axle nut
blyhigh

Replies: 59
Views: 1232

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:40 am   Subject: Re: Stripped Syncro front axle nut
Thanks, Waldo. Did have the Disable BBCode checked.
  Topic: Stripped Syncro front axle nut
blyhigh

Replies: 59
Views: 1232

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:28 am   Subject: Re: Stripped Syncro front axle nut
Here's the difference between the nut that came with the GKN/Loebro axle assembly v. the Van Cafe 'Genuine Syncro front axle nut.'
  Topic: Stripped Syncro front axle nut
blyhigh

Replies: 59
Views: 1232

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:55 pm   Subject: Re: Stripped Syncro front axle nut
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  Topic: Stripped Syncro front axle nut
blyhigh

Replies: 59
Views: 1232

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:11 pm   Subject: Re: Stripped Syncro front axle nut
I thought of torque wrench error. I weigh 195 and was pulling on it pretty hard set at 250 lbs. Never heard the CLICK and kept cranking. It's never been set for max torque before so maybe the wrenc ...
  Topic: Stripped Syncro front axle nut
blyhigh

Replies: 59
Views: 1232

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:56 am   Subject: Re: Stripped Syncro front axle nut
Thank you all for your thoughtful replies. I've spoken to the parts place and they've agreed to replace the axle. I will order it today and hope it gets here by Monday because it could very well tak ...
  Topic: Stripped Syncro front axle nut
blyhigh

Replies: 59
Views: 1232

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:36 pm   Subject: Re: Stripped Syncro front axle nut
It's a VW Axle Assembly GKN Loebro 251407271J. Is there something better than this? What if I got two more Syncro font axle washers and added them then reused the old nut or got a new one with simil ...
  Topic: Stripped Syncro front axle nut
blyhigh

Replies: 59
Views: 1232

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:20 pm   Subject: Re: Stripped front axle nut
Thanks. Not sure why they didn't show either.
  Topic: Stripped Syncro front axle nut
blyhigh

Replies: 59
Views: 1232

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:25 pm   Subject: Re: Stripped front axle nut
OK. It's off. Used a dremel with a tungsten carbide cutting tip.















Looks like the the new nut did some damage to the threads on the new axle. I'm now afraid to force ...
  Topic: Stripped Syncro front axle nut
blyhigh

Replies: 59
Views: 1232

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:46 pm   Subject: Re: Stripped front axle nut
To clarify, I was cranking very hard on my torque wrench (max 250 ft lbs) when it suddenly became easier to turn - and turn and turn. I tried to back the nut off but it now just spins, snug to the wa ...
  Topic: Stripped Syncro front axle nut
blyhigh

Replies: 59
Views: 1232

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:35 am   Subject: Stripped Syncro front axle nut
Just replaced a front axle and the upper ball joints and managed after all that to strip the axle nut as I was torquing it down. I've read where others have used a dremel to cut the nut off but I don ...
  Topic: Upper ball joint installation
blyhigh

Replies: 5
Views: 153

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:10 am   Subject: Re: Upper ball joint installation
The 11mm wrench did the trick. Tnx!
  Topic: Upper ball joint installation
blyhigh

Replies: 5
Views: 153

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:36 am   Subject: Re: Upper ball joint installation
Thank you so much. I will try your suggestions. One more question: do you torque to spec with the wheel off or on and the van on the ground?
  Topic: Upper ball joint installation
blyhigh

Replies: 5
Views: 153

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:48 pm   Subject: Upper ball joint installation
Replacing the ball joints in an '89 Syncro. Have new Lemförder in place, 8mm hex nuts tightened down, but when I try to tighten the 24mm nut holding the ball joint shaft to the spindle arm (?) the ba ...
  Topic: Ball joint...
blyhigh

Replies: 18
Views: 3787

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:35 am   Subject: Re: Ball joint...
Finally. Took me a day and half. I was able to get a ball joint separator in place well enough so that I could wrench it down. When it popped it literally flew up and hit the top of the wheel well. ...
  Topic: Lobro CV joint
blyhigh

Replies: 2
Views: 128

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:26 pm   Subject: Lobro CV joint
I'm in the middle of replacing the front driver's side axle on an '89 Syncro. Inner boot was torn on the high side although for how long I don't know as it never knocked or made noise and there didn' ...
  Topic: Syncro front axle replacement
blyhigh

Replies: 12
Views: 243

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:05 am   Subject: Re: Syncro front axle replacement
Victory! After much Blaster and a dollop of rust remover, I loosened the nut on the underside of the ball joint. A couple of serious hammer blows and it popped. Thanks everyone.
  Topic: Syncro front axle replacement
blyhigh

Replies: 12
Views: 243

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:55 am   Subject: Re: Syncro front axle replacement
Thanks all. I've watched all the vids and gotten everything taken apart but can't seem to get the ball joint to release from the upper arm. Since the ball joint is so rusted it's expendable and I wi ...
  Topic: Syncro front axle replacement
blyhigh

Replies: 12
Views: 243

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:26 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro front axle replacement
Are there special bars for this or will pry bars work?
  Topic: Syncro front axle replacement
blyhigh

Replies: 12
Views: 243

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:15 pm   Subject: Syncro front axle replacement
I'm so close to getting the old axle out. Alas, I can't seem to separate the two pieces (don't now their official names) shown in the photo. I've seen videos where the round piece between the two 8m ...
 
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