Spindle problems

Discussion in 'Boat Repair Help' started by FLATHEADJOE, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. FLATHEADJOE

    FLATHEADJOE New Member

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    hey guys my problem is the threads on my spindle are gone in the center and my nut wont tighten i went over them witha 3/4 die but no luck my question is can i reduce the end of the spindle to 5/8 and rethread it?that seems to be my option short of replaceing the axel or spindle but any suggestions would be appreciated.thanks in advance.
     
  2. duxsrus

    duxsrus New Member

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    Man I might be in the minority here, but I would probably just replace the axle. On my last boat, I had a buggered up spot on the spindle where the real seal sits and was constantly blowing real seals. As my luck would have it, it was an odd sized axle and had to have it made but it wasn't as expensive as I thought it would be. I was ever so glad I put a new one on it and I was done with the worry.