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Ford 4000 spindle removal

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wink4000

08-24-2017 18:15:00




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So I've been working on the steering on my tractor off and on for the past few months, steers hard and pump seems to heat up fast when I turn wheel. I have been taking care to not blow pump so only tried briefly with linkage attached to steering system/wheels. I have raised front end and had trouble moving steering wheel back and forth.

After I disconnected linkage I can "steer" right hand wheel freely with hands, cannot steer left hand wheel at all. Removed tire, castle nut, and bearings so the spindle is free - but it is rusted (/ pressed?) on. Tried hitting with hammer and not moving. Is this something that I need to press out? Or do I just need to hit harder...

Also- if I can't/ don't want to get it out - is it smarter to just replace the whole axle insert thing with spindle and hub (if there is such an inclusive part?)

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Destroked 450

08-26-2017 07:04:31




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 Re: Ford 4000 spindle removal in reply to wink4000, 08-24-2017 18:15:00  
Spindles must be a lot cheaper than they used to be, we always welded them back up and had them turned back to original size.



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Texasmark1

08-27-2017 05:07:28




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 Re: Ford 4000 spindle removal in reply to Destroked 450, 08-26-2017 07:04:31  
"...............and had them turned back to original size."

I'm fortunate enough to have one of them too: a handy local machine shop. it's a win-win situation. They like my little projects for diversity from the mundane task of a 200 order of wigets that are common for them and we chit chat about hows and why and what it does and all. Price and turnaround time are excellent.



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wink4000

08-26-2017 06:51:06




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 Re: Ford 4000 spindle removal in reply to wink4000, 08-24-2017 18:15:00  
Thanks for the help everyone, got the spindle off yesterday per your recommendation- just hit it harder. New spindle on the way with bearings and bushings. After brushing the "axle knee" out, it has some scoring but the bushings seem to be removable with some more scrubbing and careful prying. Axle knee would be great to replace also, but I suppose I'll try the old one first.



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Sean in PA

08-25-2017 08:30:14




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 Re: Ford 4000 spindle removal in reply to wink4000, 08-24-2017 18:15:00  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see

He didn't mention in this thread which 4000 he has, but a quick search of his posts shows several places where he said that his is a 1968 4000, so I would assume that it is a 3 cylinder, not a 4 cylinder.



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sunbeam

08-25-2017 07:49:35




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 Re: Ford 4000 spindle removal in reply to wink4000, 08-24-2017 18:15:00  
You have to remove the wheel hub put the nut back on use a long pipe that will fit over the nut and spindle use pb blaster and use the pipe to turn the spindal back and forth.



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Texasmark1

08-25-2017 05:35:44




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 Re: Ford 4000 spindle removal in reply to wink4000, 08-24-2017 18:15:00  
Been a long time but as I recall on a 4 cyl 4000 the spindle wears a groove in the spindle where it rides in the bushing and this prevents you from bringing it out unless it wore even and is perfectly aligned for the exit. As I recall you drive the spindle AND bushing out of one end then come back and pickup the other bushing.



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Texasmark1

08-25-2017 05:36:46




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 Re: Ford 4000 spindle removal in reply to Texasmark1, 08-25-2017 05:35:44  
Correction: The bushing wears a groove in the spindle, not spindle in the spindle.



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Shaun Wallace

08-24-2017 19:14:45




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 Re: Ford 4000 spindle removal in reply to wink4000, 08-24-2017 18:15:00  
Is steer arm and woodruff key out? May have to heat housing to break loose. I have some tite ones but never that tite.



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wink4000

08-25-2017 05:12:33




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 Re: Ford 4000 spindle removal in reply to Shaun Wallace, 08-24-2017 19:14:45  
yes wooddruff and steering arm are off.



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JTWAT

08-25-2017 18:40:22




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 Re: Ford 4000 spindle removal in reply to wink4000, 08-25-2017 05:12:33  
Get a bigger hammer.



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