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    I have a Snyder's leakless water pump-the sealed unit. Long story short-I boogered up the threads at the tip of the shaft. I wanted to remove the fan blade & pulley(2 bladed alum) as I needed to grind down the end of the housing a little more for clearance reasons. I used the fan removal tool. When i smacked it with the hammer it wasn't square and messed up the threads on the very end of the shaft. The castle nut will start, but i don't want to force it and strip the rest of the threads. What size die do i need to clean up the threads on the end of the shaft?
    Last edited by smittykid; 09-21-2017, 06:58 AM.

  • #2
    7/16 x 20, but I would use a thread reformer to push the threads back into place, rather than a die that cuts away your good metal.

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    • #3
      What Tom said

      I have this universal / adjustable thread cutter that i would use on things like this.. The tool gets installed on the good threads and then you walk it off gently which will clean up the damagaed top portion...
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      • #4
        that's cool, Mitch, never saw that before. where do you get it?

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      • #5
        Get a grade 8 nut, cut it to, put it around the good threads, install a 6 point socket and back it off. If the socket doesn't fit my son used vice grips on a rear axle and saved the axle :-)
        Yes Mitch in half like two crescent moons! I should have been more clear, l know what I meant, hard for me to explain :-(
        Last edited by Big hammer; 09-21-2017, 01:34 PM. Reason: Addition- to make more plain

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        • Mitch
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          cut it in half?

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        Originally posted by Big hammer View Post
        Get a grade 8 nut, cut it to, put it around the good threads, install a 6 point socket and back it off. If the socket doesn't fit my son used vice grips on a rear axle and saved the axle :-)
        Good tip, and I'll give it a try on a bad water pump shaft I have.
        Use some oil on the threads, and clamp on a curved jaw Vice Grip.

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        • #7
          NES NES1A Universal External Thread Repair tool.

          You can find it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/NES1A-Univers.../dp/B00D8WJ1FC
          Last edited by Boston Bruce; 09-21-2017, 01:04 PM.

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          • #8
            I have one of these old Blue Point thread chasers.
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            • BudP
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              Don Turley sells this tool. I bought one from him years ago and used it to save the threads on a rear axle. http://www.donturley.com

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            I bought a thread file from NAPA-around $20 w/tax. After working the thread on the shaft with the thread file and a small needle file I got her squared away. I was still having trouble starting the castle nut that came with the water pump. I must have boogered up the nut, too. I took an old castle nut and it started just fine and life is good. The new castle nut has found a home in the trash can. Thanks guys for all your help!

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              Originally posted by smittykid View Post
              I bought a thread file from NAPA-around $20 w/tax. After working the thread on the shaft with the thread file and a small needle file I got her squared away. I was still having trouble starting the castle nut that came with the water pump. I must have boogered up the nut, too. I took an old castle nut and it started just fine and life is good. The new castle nut has found a home in the trash can. Thanks guys for all your help!
              You could run a tap down the front of the nut to clean the threads up. Always save nuts and bolts, "may need that someday".

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