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Old 06-11-2015, 06:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help with broken camber kit piece

So the d44 on my H3 had a little too much camber, 1.5 degrees on the passenger side and 1/2 degree on the driver's side. The kit comes with two pieces, a hollowed out piece you screw into the bushing area and a tapered shim.

I was trying to back out the old threaded piece and it snapped inside of the axle. What the hell do i do? The picture is the new part, but it is the same as the piece that broke inside of my axle
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i have dealt with this before.

if you can get a bolt that fits inside the broken piece and weld the bolt to the broken piece then finish removal.

if the broken piece is completely inside the inner c. then get the dremel out and make sut it in to little chunks and break it out.

third get a big easy out or left handed drill bit.

you can also heat around the stuck piece and hope you can then spin it out with pliers
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Drive it around with chisel or driver.
Dremel.
Hacksaw blade
Keep driving with the prong socket
High explosives.
Weldercate it
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So guys, I literally cannot get this thing out. I've tried the hammer/chisel/screwdriver method and it's doing nothing. I soaked it with PB blaster and it isn't budging one bit. I'm not sure what to do from here but this +1.5 degree camber is messing up my tire quick. I have a road trip soon and need to sort this out.

I just keep pounding on it and it's doing nothing but eat up the sleeve. Frustrating!
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Try some heat and then the hammer/chisel/screwdriver method.
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Old 06-29-2015, 09:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I just keep pounding on it and it's doing nothing but eat up the sleeve. Frustrating![/QUOTE]

Thats the point. Break it. Its far beyond a slavageable peice. Wreck it and get it the fuck out. Get a hack saw blade and cut it in to sections and keep chisling.
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weld some mig beads around the inside. it will shrink it and loosen up
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weld some mig beads around the inside. it will shrink it and loosen up
this works well, also useful for removing blind hole bearings
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but it's all the way in there still, all the way down. hasn't budged.

I'm afraid I'm going to mess up the threads that it goes into, making it impossible to use the camber adjustment sleeve kit I bought? Won't welding in there melt the threads or something?

I'm new to this guys, so sorry for the unreasonable worries/questions.
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Thats the point. Break it. Its far beyond a slavageable peice. Wreck it and get it the fuck out. Get a hack saw blade and cut it in to sections and keep chisling.
I can't back it out enough (at all) to get more than a thin flathead screwdriver in there...
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I can't back it out enough (at all) to get more than a thin flathead screwdriver in there...
Welp i guess youre just fucked then, scrap the axle and start over.
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DRILL IT OUT OR CUT IT OUT WITH A TORCHIF YOU JUST HEAT THE INSERT IT WONT CUT THE THREADS IN THE C, OR IF YOU USE A DRILL JUST UNDER THE HOLE SIZE IN THE C AND USE A PUNCH TO PULL OUT THE REST THEN GET A TAP THE SAME AS THE C AND CLEAN THE THREADS. YOU DO HAVE THE BALL JOINT OUT CORRECT?
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