Wheels up

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by KennyMiller, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. KennyMiller

    KennyMiller New Member

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    Hey everyone, I have a 74 Starcraft Starmaster. I tried the o get the wheels off, but broke my socket wrench in the process. Would those bolts be reverse threaded?
    Also, if I get Keva he wheels off (repainting), do I need to repack?
    Thanks!
     
  2. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    If you are taking the hubs off, I would re-pack. Make sure you get new rear seals just in case.The worst part is over anyway (taking the hubs off) As far as being reverse thread I cannot say, but if so it seems like something rare. Did you use a heavy duty ratchet? Or a cheap one ? You might want to spray the lug nuts with a penetrating oil and let them sit for awhile. Good Luck with the project.
     
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  3. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    Penetrating oil and let then sit for a day or two
     
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  4. KennyMiller

    KennyMiller New Member

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    Ok, thank you!
     
  5. J Starsky

    J Starsky Well-Known Member

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    A little heat never hurts either. I use an electric impact gun and I use that more than my air ratchets.
     
  6. KennyMiller

    KennyMiller New Member

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    I got one off, had to use a hammer on the star wrench to get them moving. I’m sure the other will require the same treatment. Thanks!
     
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  7. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    Let the oil do the work, I couldn't budge mine they were so rusted, 2 days later they spun right off.
     
  8. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    If they are just hubs (no brakes) you will have to soak the backside of the hub as well. I have seen the lug bolts stick out the backside and rust.
     

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