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Offline Vyger

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Stripped driveshaft threads - professional opinions sought
« on: March 09, 2018, 01:10:01 pm »
I got my car back from a local dealer telling me that the drive shaft threads stripped while removing the nut. The car was in for a bearing replacement and they informed me the nut became tight when trying to remove it. The mechanic didn't notice and thread damage before starting the job, I have owned the car from new and this drive shaft nut has never been removed before.

I don't want to jump to conclusions but in all my experience I have never seen threads stripped by removal of such a nut, if anything I would expech the nut to clean these theads if the were damaged before. I grew up through motorsport and prerparing cars, and also have 40+ years of experience as an electro mechanical engineer, I can find no such weakness previously reported on Google so seaking experience and opinions of others.

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Re: Stripped driveshaft threads - professional opinions sought
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 04:27:03 pm »
I would say the mechanic is a cowboy and that the dealer should replace that driveshaft FOC they damaged it.
Mechanics are not trained properly these days and for them to be called 'technicians'  and do a job like that is an insult to real Technicians with qualifications to back them up, not some NVQ.
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