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Old May 31st, 2007, 05:42 PM
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Sorry if this is not pertaining to Land Rovers but this trailer is used to carry my land rover so hopefully it warrants a post. Truley I simply have no idea where to go for help on this.. My trailers brake drum locked up and caused one of the shoes to dislodge. I want to take the drum off and have taken out literally every single bolt I can find and the thing wont budge. It seems there is a hub nut that looks to be a giant castle nut except I can't get a wrench around it, the opening on the hub isn't large enough. Is there a tool that is supposed to mate with the top of a castle nut? I tired knocking it with a screwdriver but the nut will only make a quarter revolution before getting stuck. I cant find anything that would keep it from spinning.

Anyone ever done this on their trailers?? any advice? My Defender has no T-case and I need to move it.

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Old May 31st, 2007, 06:09 PM
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Did you remove the cotter pin that keeps the castle nut from turning? If so maybe the spindle is deformed and keeping the castle nut from moving farther.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 11:50 PM
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That's the odd part, I can't find any sort of a retaining clip. I can't see a cotter pin and the nut does move about a quarter turn. There is piece of something that i can bend away from the castle nut but it still won't budge. I don't know what other type of retaining clip would be used with a castly nut... There is a lot of grease in there and i can't get a good look despite nailing it with air from the compressor (very messy).
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Picture(s) might helpwith a diagnosis
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 10:57 PM
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Maybe try washing out the grease with parts cleaner or mineral spirits until you can see what's stopping the nut.
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Remove the cotter pin and the castle nut comes off. There will be a standard hub nut underneath it. Next , get rid of those drums and convert to discs. I just converted my boat trailer to discs and used "HUSKY" brand brakes. Tie-down makes disc brake kits as well.

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Oops, thought you said there was a cotter pin.
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