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Cannot loosen front spindle nut 2007 Prairie 360

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Old 09-14-2018, 08:45 PM
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Default Cannot loosen front spindle nut 2007 Prairie 360

Trying to remove the front axle nut (hub nut) in order to change the wheel bearing on my 2007 Kawasaki Prairie 360. I've tried a 1/2' air impact, 1/2" electric impact, 4' cheater pipe with a 1/2" breaker bar and heat from a bottle torch. I cannot get the nut to budge. It doesn't look like it has ever been removed. The repair manual makes no note that it is left-handed so I'm assuming that it is right hand threaded. I don't want to cut the nut off as I would probably mess up the axle threads and have to replace the CV axle assembly. Plus, I hoped to use the ATV this weekend.

Anyone run into this before? Any suggestions? Is this perhaps left-hand threaded (would need to know for certain).
 
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:17 AM
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On my Honda's they are all lefty loosey.
 
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:09 PM
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I finally got it loose. I sprayed it heavily a couple of times with PB Blaster, put the impact socket on it and gave it a few hard raps after each spraying, and let it sit overnight. When I put the impact to it today, it broke free. It is right hand threaded. The axle nut is tapered and fits into a tapered recess in the hub. There must have been corrosion or oxidation there causing it to be stuck.
 
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