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Old 01-27-2009, 06:53 PM   #1
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I sheared the screw head off of the screw that holds the tire on and i can't get the rest of the screw out. NEED HELP
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I sheared the screw head off of the screw that holds the tire on and i can't get the rest of the screw out. NEED HELP
What do you mean rest of the screw out??? Y

ou mean the rest of the axle out of the steering block???

If so you have to remove the E-Clip on the back side of the steering block and then the rest of the broken axle will pull out of the steering block.
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I'm guessing your B4 has the aluminum front axles, and you used blue aluminum screws to hold the wheel on. What happened is called galling. The threads of the screw and the axle deform and fuse together. In all honesty, I'd simply replace the axle.
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what he means is he lost the entire head on the screw. all he has is the threads stuck inside the axel.
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just go to the older axles that take a locknut, it will save you headaches like the one you are currently having
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what he means is he lost the entire head on the screw. all he has is the threads stuck inside the axel.
Ah, yes, sheared I was thinking stripped screw head.

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just go to the older axles that take a locknut, it will save you headaches like the one you are currently having
I use the Lunsford titanium axles. Check these out.

http://www.lunsfordracing.com/mm5/me...gory_Code=AXEL

The small button head screw replaces the e clip to hold the axle in the steering block.
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i like the e-clip but hate an allen screw to take a wheel off
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