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rusted hub bolt has no edges!! urgent help!

jcb Oct 25, 2011

  1. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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    have started to sort my rear bearing but the bolt is well rusted and there is nothing to get hold of.

    I dont have a suitable 12 point or spline bit to hammer in and was thinking if I remove the wheel I could weld a nut/bolt on the end of the stripped hub bolt.

    never fecking easy!

    question:
    any other options?
    if I do go down the welding route do I really need to disconnect battery/alternator/ECU or any/all of them?
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2011
  2. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Air chissel and a pair of ear defenders ! Lol
     
  3. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    i dont think a hammered in spline bit would work anyway, its just too tight.

    Stick your 14mm hex in the hole and weld it on, then undo.
     
  4. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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    so what do I really have to disconnect to weld?
     
  5. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    The hubs surely electrically isolated from the rest of the car anyway? its all rubber mounted...
     
  6. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Saying that, its bolted to the diff, which bolts to the shell.

    Unplug things if you want, i've welded bits before and didnt bother.

    I cant see how it can cause a problem, its a completely seperate circuit to any of the cars electrics.
     
  7. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    Ive not bothered, not had any probs so far.
     
  8. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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    fecker is off.
    big hammer, disposable bit and a fecking long bar!
    had to get assistance on the bit
     
  9. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    good stuff!
     

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