|Arland Kluewer said: (quoted from post at 21:07:56 11/02/12) I thought these axle/hub splines are not tapered, so the big nut on the end of the axle shaft did not tighten the splines.|
I may be wrong but all I know is that the wheel is now tight on the spline since I tightened the nut. I am going to check one of the old axles just to satisfy my own curiousity to see if it is a tapered spline. How else would they compensate for normal wear and tear unless you could take up the slack by tightening the nut on a tapered spline?
Edit: I checked the "inventory" and was surprised to see I have 4 of these axles that have been replaced over the years. And they do seem to be tapered in the spline as this picture should show.
This post was edited by rusty6 at 11:57:09 11/03/12.