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skycamper
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Re: Need help removing vixen gear from motor shaft! new [Re: skycamper]
      #5856729 - 05/13/13 01:14 AM Attachment (3 downloads)

One gear removed! WD-40 plus a hair dryer. It was tough to remove with my hands but the gear slid off. There was definitely something on the shaft. See photo. Not sure if it was the WD-40 or the heat. I'm leaning toward the heat. It did not come off with WD-40 alone. Had to wrap the motor in cloth to keep it cool from the hair dryer.

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John Carruthers
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Re: Need help removing vixen gear from motor shaft! new [Re: skycamper]
      #5856833 - 05/13/13 04:07 AM



A hot air gun or chunky soldering iron are other good heat sources, I use a mini gas torch.
It's surprising how many gear/shaft joints use isocyanate as well as grubscrews, a touch with the torch and they slip off.
Seldom have to use a puller but sometimes nothing else will do.


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Re: Need help removing vixen gear from motor shaft! new [Re: skycamper]
      #5856939 - 05/13/13 08:11 AM

Quote:

Not sure if it was the WD-40 or the heat. I'm leaning toward the heat. It did not come off with WD-40 alone.




If that is loctite on the shaft, then it takes heat to loosen it.


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skycamper
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Re: Need help removing vixen gear from motor shaft! new [Re: pjensen]
      #5858970 - 05/13/13 11:56 PM

How do you clean these gears? Not even sure what metal they are. I hope I didn't get any WD-40 inside the motor. I was told it would damage the lubrication.

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