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I had an accident in the Patrol a while back and while the insurance companies repairer supercially fixed the car, it's been a bit of an ordeal getting everything sorted out (http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/nissan-patrol-gq-y60-ford-maverick-11/help-auto-trans-53184/)

The last problem I have (which they say is unrelated to the accident) is a thumping in the front wheels that started at the time of the accident - more apparent on the drivers side and like when you have a nail or stone in the tyre - ie once per rotation but exactly the same with the spare substituted on either side. I'd left it a while, figured it was the bearings so decided to change them over the xmas/new years break. It took me a while to get hold of a 53mm socket to get the nuts off (actually, the outer one came off by hand once the lock tab was folded bac) but the inner one was actually cross threaded and a b#%*ard to get off. I assumed I'd be up for a couple of new nuts but unfortunately it appears it's the axle that's stripped. I've PM'd a couple of guys I've got parts off before to see if I can get my hands on a second hand one for cheap but is it possible to get the threads cleaned up? They don't appear damaged - they just don't work with the nuts (so obviously are).

Any help - as always - is appreciated. Would be interested if anyone else has had this issue before as well? The bearing cup for the inner (larger) bearing had definite indentations from the rollers on one side.
 

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replace the two lock nuts and if the thread looks repairable if your around brisbane area give threadtech a call, they will come out too you and tell you if its repairable and do it for you there pretty cheap too, if not try find another company closer to you that specialise in thread repair
 

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Cheers - bought one from a wreckers today - $100 delivered with nuts and spacers. Figured thread repairers wouldn't get out of bed for less than that...
 
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