Technical Service Bulletin:
If you have a spring axle unfortunately the spindle cannot be replaced. You will need to replace the entire axle
If you have an Eliminator Torsion axle you can replace the spindle. One of the benefits of our Eliminator torsion axles is that they have removable spindles therefore the days of replacing the entire axle are gone.
- Remove tire/rim from the hub. Place all hardware removed onto a clean area for reuse.
- Using a pair of pliers, remove the SS cotter pin from the rear of the spindle, on the backside of the torsion arm.
- Remove the castle nut and washer from the spindle.
- The hub/spindle assembly can be loosened from the torsion arm by using a malleable or hard rubber hammer by tapping around the edge of the hub. If the torsion arm is exposed on the backside, you can place the castle nut back on the spindle so that it is even with the end of the spindle, and then hitting the rear of the spindle to force the spindle loose.
- Remove the hub/spindle assembly.
- Coat the conical portion of the spindle with an “anti-seize” compound before inserting into the torsion arm. Place the washer and castle nut on the spindle. Tighten castle nut to 100 ft. lbs. Insert SS cotter pin and bend in place.
- Replace tire/wheel assembly and tighten lug nuts to manufacturer’s specifications.