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I changed out the hub and bearings on my 94 tempo, auto trans. I put the new acle nut on without the washer then removing it to put the washer on the nut destroyed the threads. Now I've got to put in an axle. Driver side. As I understand it you must remove the other side first to drive it out, then you risk the spider gear falling out. Is this really necessary ? All I wanted to do was install a washer. I could use a step by step guide. AutoZone took down their guide on Tempos just in time for this. Please help, I'm old, going blind, and am sick of working on this. I may order a rethreading die but the way the shaft looks I have my doubts it would work. Thanks for any help.
 

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Never done one on that particular car or on a automatic , but done dozens on similar Ford cars .I used to borrow any specialised tools required from preventing diff dropping when shaft removed , if needed , from friends in local Police garage w/shop .But often just used a chopped up broom handle cut to required length . Must be different on your car as leaving one shaft in negated doing this and diff dropping . Most just pulled out , sometimes with the aid of a pry bar I have saved a few shafts with damaged threads by recutting with a die and dressing up but most were often flattened/ cross threaded or damaged beyond repair . Usually a quite thick washer that you left out so understandable the damage that occured on tightening .Pity you cant get an outside c/v joint assembly as I've done a few in position by knocking off and replacing without removing the complete shaft . But there again you sometimes got a really tight one with the retaining circlip that would'nt shock off .Never ever seen or heard of an aluminium c/v joint pot / shaft , all I've had were steel splined , threaded for nut .Only good thing is the complete shaft is reasonably priced , just a pain in the ass after doing the job and forgetting the washer .
 

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Thanks for the input guys. I was able to get it fixed by making a die from the factory nut and running it on and off many, many times. I live way out in the country and couldn't find a die except online. I noticed that the new single use nut I had to buy is eliptical, squished on the outboard end as was the one that did all the damage. I really dodged a bullet here. I think it will be ok. I don't really ever want to have to pull both axles out of this thing. Thanks again guys !!!!
 
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