2002 Rear Hub, Drop Link And Now Swing Arm Service

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  1. Iceman

    Iceman Noble Member

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    It's not boring at all, not for me anyhow
     
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  2. DanielB

    DanielB Senior Member

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    Hub on its way out....doesn't look too bad actually...

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  3. DanielB

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    Then, whilst I'm deep, down and dirty...decide to have a clean of the suspension linkage...but the sneaky bar-stewards....

    Only two of the three bolts are T55!! FFS!!! Now I need another tool!

    Just checking, is this under any spring tension? I'm guessing not as the wheel is off!?

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  4. Iceman

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    Hi Daniel, you are correct it's not under load now you have the weight off, It's starting to come together by the look of things
     
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  5. DanielB

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    well..it's actually still "starting to come apart"...but I get what you mean :laughing:
     
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  6. Smilinjack

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    @DanielB I've bagged up those bits so I'll try to get them in the post tomorrow. :)
     
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  7. DanielB

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    Bless you, thank you!

    I think it'll be a while before I need them yet...but I'm really chuffed you're passing them on, am very grateful.
     
  8. DanielB

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    "Let's get-it onnn"....

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    Or off. They do that too. :blush:
     
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  10. Smilinjack

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    Stuff in the post mate :)
     
  11. DanielB

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    Excellent, thank you SO much!
     
  12. DanielB

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    #52 DanielB, Jan 14, 2022
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    I have amended the thread title to encompass these new "solution opportunities"... o_O

    I loved using my new torx bit...another satisfying 15 seconds. Gotta take these moments when you can when married, mortgaged and kids...

    but then...two steps forwards, one step back!

    Drop link slowly coming apart, but I'd say my drop link spindle is well and truly corroded in!

    In addition, the right hand "seal #3" was not in situ!

    M14 bolt ordered...another bloomin' expense! :confounded:. According to the workshop manual it helps shit a stuck spindle. But...will it!?

    Hopefully some lubricant and a decent wiggle will give me the satisfaction I'm searching for?


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  13. Col_C

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    The design has changed on my later S3 to a better more easily maintained design you'll (NOT) be pleased to know. ;)
    So I can't remember from the earlier design I've had in the past, can the spindle be knocked through from either direction?
    If so then fitting the bolt allows you to tap the spindle free without damaging the end (or swingarm). If not then you're probably going to need some suitably sized sleeves (tubing) and a longish bolt to jack it out.
     
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  14. DanielB

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    Thanks for that @Col_C ... No, I'm not please to hear it :rolleyes:

    No, the 'other' side is blind, or more descriptive, the bolt simple screws in to the swing arm body. There is no nut...

    I have ordered an M14 x 1.5 bolt as the manual says...and also a corresponding nut. I had thought I might be able to lock the bolt in place with the nut then may have enough to twist the spindle...perhaps...plus a lot of lubricant...

    I will, of course, keep you posted!

    Although I like the sheath/jack idea ... Any other suggestions welcome!
     
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  15. Col_C

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    Good luck! plenty of soaking in penetrating oil while you wait for the bolt.
     
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  16. DanielB

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    Thanks...I'm gonna hazard a guess I may need new bearings as well...if it's this bad. : unamused:
     
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  17. Col_C

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    Looking that way, if the link feels notchy when you swing it then definitely, might be needing a new spindle too if the surfaces are damaged.
     
  18. DanielB

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    I think I am going to need to "jack out that pin" as you say (and likely a new pin)...any details on a jacking tool I can make up?

    I have cancelled the order for the bolt, as it won't be long enough.

    I am thinking threaded bar, sleeve...washers, nuts....gritted teeth, spit, swearing...? Anything I'm missing?

    If this is correct, is the order:

    • Screwing the bar as far in to the pin as possible.
    • A washer on the bar, down to the bike frame.
    • Tubing over that, against the washer.
    • Another washer
    • a nut

    Tighten the nut...and as it tries to go down the bar, it'll wind out the pin?

    Tubing/set-up needs to be longer than the whole pin so it can get fully wound out.

    Sound about right!? :eyes:
     
  19. Smilinjack

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    Assuming you're getting a longer bolt, I've used a suitable sized socket as a puller. Bolt through the middle.washer if necessary, and the socket face will sit on the swingarm and give you something to pull against. :)
     
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  20. DanielB

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    Excellent, thank you!
     
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