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SC Case Front Spindle

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06-03-2012 16:28:57

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I want to take apart the front spindle to see if I can take up some slop, and was wondering about the lower bushing. On the bottom side of the spindle housing, it kind of looks like a big round nut with some nubs on it.... perhaps for a spanner wrench. Is this a nut, or part of the lower bushing. Does it unscrew?
I'm trying to get the steering arm off on the top. Don't have a bearing separator that will get under the arm to pull it off, and there's not room for a regular puller. Thought I'd loosen the top nut of the arm and whack the spindle shaft with a big hammer and block of wood, but got to wondering if that bottom nut or bushing has to come of first? I can't tell by the parts diagram on IHC / Case site.
Not a good photo to see what I'm talking about, but the best I had handy. Any tips appreciated. Thanks.

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Allan from PA

06-04-2012 05:58:45

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 Re: SC Case Front Spindle in reply to Tomfg, 06-03-2012 16:28:57  
The large lower bushing in the front bolster that you are pointing to does not unscrew, it is a slight press fit. I removed mine by hitting it with a long brass drift from the top after the the spindle was removed. If I remember right it is no longer available so I had one made. Mine was pretty worn. Good luck, Allan.

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Texas CC

06-03-2012 18:41:51

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 Re: SC Case Front Spindle in reply to Tomfg, 06-03-2012 16:28:57  

You're trying to do exactly what I did to my SC 2 years ago. When you get the steering arm off the spindle, you're going to find your spindle is worn, the bushings are worn, and in my case, the casting was worn as well. Bushings are not available through Case, but the thrust washer that is located between the upper and lower bushing is available at any bearing house. My SC had the single front; I cut the weld and pressed the spindle out of the yoke. I welded up the worn shaft and had a machine shop turn it back down to size. I placed brass shim stock in between the bushings and the casting. By doing that, I was able to make things close to new tolerance. Please let me know how things turn out. You may be able to have the machine shop make new bushings as well, but you'll still have to deal with the wear in the casting.

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06-03-2012 18:19:33

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 Re: SC Case Front Spindle in reply to Tomfg, 06-03-2012 16:28:57  
I have taken off several steering arms by hitting them with a 8# sledge hammer on the underside, rite next to the spindle. The spindle top is tappered, never broke on either. clint

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06-04-2012 19:36:30

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 Re: SC Case Front Spindle in reply to oleclint, 06-03-2012 18:19:33  
Got the spindle out of the front nose today. The big hammer trick worked with only 4 blows.
I should be able to come up with something for the top bushing. I'll try tapping out the lower bushing tomorrow. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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06-04-2012 14:56:57

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 Re: SC Case Front Spindle in reply to oleclint, 06-03-2012 18:19:33  
Go to your local auto parts store and rent a "Pickle fork" for ball joints. The tapered shaft on the steering spindle looks about ball joint shaft size. Insert it under the steering arm and use a 4# hand sledge or BIG ball peen hammer and hammer the fork between the arm and the casting. It should pop right off just like a ball joint on a car or pick up.

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06-03-2012 18:29:15

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 Re: SC Case Front Spindle in reply to oleclint, 06-03-2012 18:19:33  
Thanks Clint, will get the big hammer out tomorrow!

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Case Nutty 1660

06-03-2012 16:48:27

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 Re: SC Case Front Spindle in reply to Tomfg, 06-03-2012 16:28:57  
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here is a scan from my parts book, looks like the ear/tabs you see are just to keep it from working up cnt

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06-03-2012 18:25:39

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 Re: SC Case Front Spindle in reply to Case Nutty 1660, 06-03-2012 16:48:27  
Thanks for the blowup..... much better than the IHC / Case site. It looks like there's a bearing and bushing on the top side, according to the diagram. Is that correct? Is there anything keeping me from driving the spindle shaft "down" and knocking the steering arm off at the same time..without breaking anything??

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Texas CC

06-03-2012 18:51:56

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 Re: SC Case Front Spindle in reply to Tomfg, 06-03-2012 18:25:39  

Loosen the nut 4 turns and put some heat on it.
Just a tapered shaft with a key.Should drop right out.

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