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Old 07-24-2009, 08:00 AM   #1
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Default Drive hex pin melted/stuck in hole..

Hey all again, I was going to clean the wheel bearings out and re lube them and I was trying to get the pin out of the drive hexes [I have a duratrax raze st] and there is a little grub screw that holds the pin in there. So I took the grub screws out of 3 of the 4 axles [stripped one out thanks to duratrax's over-loctiting everything in, lol.] and when I try to get the pin out, they will NOT come out. Ive tried tapping them out with a hammer, mustleing them out with needle nose pliars, and then drilling them out =] lol. They will not come out.

I dont think its a big deal because everyone Ive seen run truggys has never broken a wheel bearing. They seem to be pretty big. Should I be worried about this or not?

I can still see the bearing a bit and I can spray them out sorta and get oil back there.

Im easy on my stuff so I wouldnt be bashing. Just some light friendly racing with friends on their tracks.

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Old 07-24-2009, 08:16 AM   #2
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Use a heat gun -

When I put mine on - I use locktite and the lock tite actuall goes in and ataches it self to the pin, just use a heat gun get it hot and it should just fall out.
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:24 AM   #3
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Really now? I never thought of that! Hope a hairdryer works because thats all i got Yeah duratrax put WAY too much loctite on everything. I mean I appreciate loctite but too much is a bad bad thing.

Also, do you have any ideas on how to get that stripped grub screw out? I used the right driver im sure of it, but it was baked in there pretty good and is stripped. I guess i could try heating that too then taking it easy?
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:54 AM   #4
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Unfortunetly that did not work. I heated it up, and it was as stuck as ever. I used purple power concentrated to try and remove all the gunk that holds it in, it didnt work. So now i guess thats it, I cant get it out, lol.
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Naa bro you needs a HEAT GUN, dog. A hair dryer is not hot enought to melt the locktite.

I purposely to that on my truck so I dont lose it. Heat gun - works best
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:57 AM   #6
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Dangit well im dirt broke so i guess imma keep the stuck pins in there. Arghh.

I didnt know a heat gun was any different from a hair dryer lol.
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Dangit well im dirt broke so i guess imma keep the stuck pins in there. Arghh.

I didnt know a heat gun was any different from a hair dryer lol.
heat gun is only $10 at harbor freight: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=96289
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You can also use a bbq lighter..

Or a regular one.. But it would get way too hot.
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Do you have a soldering iron. I think I would try that before I tried a lighter.
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