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49 thoughts on “Fitting extraction! snapped threads!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gavin Stanley says:

    Oil drain has left the chat.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pedersen says:

    You should get a axle hoist attatchment. basically two "u"s. Saves some grief…

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Evan Kibbe says:

    😊👍🌎🌞

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matthew Todd Canedy says:

    I would have just drilled it out and retapped it.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars five0pd310 says:

    Sometimes the simpler idea is the best. I was thinking left handed drill bits, reverse pressure clip remover, etc. Turns out a screwdriver was the answer. lol

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tony McDowell says:

    left hand drill bits are a thing work well in this situation

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars steve chance says:

    I get the pleasure of removing quite a few broken half inch brass fittings my weapon of choice is the tang end of a big old file fyi

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matthew Hannah says:

    Good time for new shocks

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Darrell Mellott says:

    This is advice from a retired welder. Heat the piece you want to remove while trying to keep the female side of the equation as cool as possible. let it cool to close to ambient temp and then give it some torque. A welding tip is the best as you can direct at lot of heat right where you want it, but a propane torch for plumbing will work in a pinch. What happens with tapered pipe threads is the male side tries to expand into the joint when it is heated and will put a lot of pressure on the joint. Once it cools it will be significantly easier to remove. When I was young, I worked for a company that made overhead cranes. The lifts were fabbed in Germany and when they arrived, we had to open the gear boxes to fill them with lubricant. I'm pretty sure they hired Arnold Schwarzenegger to put the bull plugs in as you couldn't get them out even with a long snipe on the wrench. However, if you heat the stuck plug with a welding tip to about 600 to 800 F then let it cool down, the plug would come out with a 12" crescent wrench.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Xiaopeng Wang says:

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  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Sh331 says:

    So you never got that replacement axle?

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars richard cranium says:

    todays episode brought to you by the letter "U"

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mario Saccoccio says:

    Love how the wheel speed sensors just popped right out!
    "Toto, I don't think we're in New England anymore! "

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars todd denio says:

    That was truly one of the worst blown rearends I’ve seen—not THE WORST by a long shot but still one of the worst ones

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Vaagen says:

    What you can also try is get a small saw blade and cut the material down to were the threads start showing through THEN you can get screw driver and snap the cut area and remove it. I've used that process with great success but only on softer metals like brass or copper.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aaron Williams says:

    I wonder if an internal pipe wrench would have worked? I've found those to be essential when a pipe breaks off like that.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars N Barnard says:

    Hope you flushed out all the brass filings before returning!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Henry says:

    I'm pretty certain being a Journeyman Tech, you are aware of Easy Outs.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Loot Goblinz says:

    cargo strap 10 dollars axle not falling priceless

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Creigiihton Denynis says:

    Ever heard of an easy out?

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stove Guy says:

    Took 1 hr to remove? Why not let it sit in lot for 1-2 days before you start? Free up lift

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Sanders says:

    how about straps to help secure axle to jack for safety

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tim Richardson says:

    Where was the PETAHHHHH?????

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Marc S says:

    I replaced the 3.55 rear on my 87 ford bronco on jackstands and with ratchet straps…. my neighbors absolutely hated me doing it in my apartment complex parking space…..

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Justice says:

    u r alwaes good to watch

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SpatialDragon says:

    It is funny to hear an air powered tool in the shop these days. Maybe the little air powered sander/grinders, but mostly battery these days. I get it, I hated dragging hoses all the time. You should have thrown a strap over the rear end. Safety third.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars harry walker says:

    RAY,,RAY,,SHT THE DIFF…. guese what the postie is bringing you,,according to the comments, about 300 ratchet straps..

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Malcolm Duncan says:

    Veerrryyy clever…deliberately keeping the camera out of focus, so we viewers can't pick up on the trade secret method on how to remove a broken fitting.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Beasley says:

    A chisel? Really? Best way to do that is with a tap. Run it in and apply sideways pressure on it as you back it out. Works 9 out of 10 times.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephen Hood says:

    I saw a guy drop a brand new Ford 5R110W auto trans off a trans jack from about 4 feet up. Shockingly no one was hurt and the trans worked, at least for a while, it took a shot. At the same shop, a nationwide trans shop, I wont name names, a guy had was pulling an AXOD out of a Taurus, had the engine hung from the top and had put some goofy wrong nut on the adjustable hook on the engine support. The whole front of the engine fell out about 3 feet and was hanging from the back hook of the engine support while he had his entire arm up in the exhaust trying to unbolt the rack and pinion. That was some scary stuff to see. How that guy didnt cut his entire arm off Ill never know.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephen Hood says:

    Is that cordless rachet 1/2 drive?? No way my Snap On 3/8 cordless rachet takes those shock bolts out. Did you loosen them beforehand?? If not that is impressive.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Runnels says:

    Do you ever worry about supporting the front end so it doesn't tip when you remove all that weight

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars derek palmer says:

    When you put the new axle in .Put it on 2 tall axle stands and lower the truck down to the axle .if you had done this on the removal there is no chance of the axle moving ,like you had .

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars C W says:

    A couple of ratchet straps will keep that 3rd member from falling off…

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daddyoh says:

    easy out

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vincent Gotter says:

    That's a great technique I bet it brings all the girls to the yard.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars hoseqt1 says:

    Ray, so far I have watched ALL of your videos on this Channel, and found them ALL to be helpful….
    Thanks for the Teaching on How to do a proper analysis of the work situation….

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars darkminstrel says:

    Those housings, empty, are about 120#. Add the brake components, gearing, and oil, and it's too heavy to move without multiple people or a forklift.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George W says:

    They have pipe nipple extractors at home Depot.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bandit Designs says:

    It’s also a good reminder that the air tank has NPT (national pipe thread) fittings which have a taper, so they are easier to get out as they get looser on the way out. Auto shop or pipe fitter/plumber are the best places to take the tank.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Diz Awn says:

    Can't reuse ubolts. I always just cut em off with a grinder if they are even remotely looking like they might not just spin off

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars pixelmator says:

    aren't you worried about fragments of metal inside the tank and not being able to remove? I would have assumed a tap out would have maybe worked…

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars xcellerated207 says:

    I'm still amazed at how rustless, it is there. Totally different up heah. Want some good rust content? C'mon up, and we can swap the rears in my firebird's. Stupid rusty lol. The contrast is insane. Wish I could post a pic in the comments. Great video btws!

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Psycho-NutKase says:

    So I'm going on a long trip tomorrow, and made a list of things to bring. While I'm on my trip was going to put new leafs in, adjustable shackles and new stock length UBK. This video saved me forgetting my UBK since I crossed it off the list by accident when I loaded up my shackles.

    Thank you so much, would of sucked to have drove 6 hours and realize I was missing necessary hardware.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars UnderGroundPerformance says:

    New subscriber. Bro you always make me giggle 😂

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars K G says:

    Ray – Have you ever found any contraband in a customers car?