At 10:16 PM 1/6/2007 -0500, Charles Jackson wrote: Also see Universal Thread Chaser
"While I was replacing the rear oil seals
I managed to bugger up the threads on the left side axel shaft carrier. After almost an hour with a file trying to clear the threads, I gave up. My supply of tools does not contain a properly sized die to allow me to chase the thread, of course.
I took a used nut I had on hand and sawed through one of the flats. With a flat tip screwdriver I spread the nut so I could position it on the inside threads, then I clamped the nut together, making certain the threads lined up properly. I then carefully unscrewed the nut using several back-and-forward motions, thereby re-cutting the threads on the axel."