2005 FORD FREESTAR FRONT AXLE

  • Tiny
  • jmbnab
  • 2005 Ford Freestar
  • 52,000 miles

I am replacing the front wheel bearing and hub assembly. The axle nut was rusted solid onto the axle. I had to cut it off with a cut off wheel and chisel it off in pieces. Here is my question. What is the thread size on the drive axle so I can clean up the threads with a die.

Friday, November 1st, 2013 AT 7:03 PM

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  • saturntech9
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We don't have that info but here's what I would do usea measuring caliper to measure the ddiameter and a thread pitch gauge to get the thread pitch. The die isgoing to be eexpensive you might just be better off getting a new axle.

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Friday, November 1st, 2013 AT 8:23 PM
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  • jmbnab
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Thanks I was thinking of measuring it but wasn't sure how it would turn out with it being stupid metric. I have a new axle nut and was thinking of trying to match that with a tap. Cost of the die isn't important because hopefully whatever size it is, is in the metric set at work that I can borrow for free. Thanks for your input and fast response.

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Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 AT 3:55 AM
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Problem your going to have is most of the axle nuts are fine thread and beating that size most taps and dies that size are course thread.

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Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 AT 7:09 AM

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