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Front and rear axle covers


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12-29-09, 02:11 PM   #1  
Front and rear axle covers

Could someone please explain a simple way to remove the small round "rubber" axle covers from a riding lawn mower? The ones that push onto a 1-1/2"(approximately)flat washer. I can finally get them off...however its usually a real job.

 
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12-30-09, 11:15 AM   #2  
I'm hoping for some good tips on this one. Last time I removed these caps, I gave up and cut them off, then replaced them with new ones.

I'm thinking softening them up by heating with a hair dryer might help, but a concern with that is that when softened, whatever you use to grab and pull on them (I've been using channel locks) will tear them more easily.

 
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12-30-09, 12:33 PM   #3  
I finally heated them with a hair dryer set on "high". Then took a pair of channellocks and pinched the end together and it came off fairly easily.

 
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12-31-09, 05:26 PM   #4  
I usually just use channel locks and pinch them and pull to get them off as well. Once in a while you get ahold of a hardened one that doesn't give easily and it's a bit hard to get it off.


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