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Join Date: May 2003
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Spindle nut? You mean the large castle nut?

VW owners know what a pain these are when they've rusted into place on the steel spindles. best solution when they've stipped or rusted on is to FIRST buy a replacement from a local VW parts store. tell them it's the castle nut for your spindle... should be the same (mine were). Then obtain some carbide or disc cutoff wheels for your dremmel. proceed to cut the castle nut on one side. it's okay if you get into the threads a bit, although you shouldnt have to go that deep. once you have a good-sized groove going through at least 2/3rds the thickness of the nut, get a chisel and hammer, crack it in half and remove. then use your handy dandy wire-brush and clean the threads real good, apply some anti-seize compound, install new castle nut
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