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Do you still have the locknut wrench? you need to loosen the spindle. if not try an industrial supply store to get wrench.


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Posted on Mar 25, 2011

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Starrett no. 440 depth micrometer turns hard, and the lock nut is not the issue. it even turns hard when the style rod is completely out of it. I think it may be a little rusty on the inside.


Sounds like you might be on the right track in thinking there is some corrosion. Do you use the micrometer regularly? Did this problem appear suddenly? Try a little WD-40. If rust is significant, i recommend using some naval jelly to remove it. Remember, when it comes to precision instruments such as this, moisture is not your friend.

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  1. Raise the vehicle and install safety stands.
  2. Remove the wheel lugnuts and the wheel and tire assembly.
  3. Remove the retainer washers from the lugnut studs. Remove the automatic locking hub assembly from the spindle.
  4. Remove the snap ring from the end of the spindle shaft.
  5. Remove the axle shaft spacer
  6. Being careful not to damage the plastic moving cam or thrust spacers, pull cam assembly off the wheel bearing adjusting nut and remove the two plastic thrust spacers from the adjusting nut. CAUTION: Do not pry on the plastic cam or thrust spacers during removal. Prying may damage the cam or spacers.
  7. Using a magnet, remove the locking key. NOTE: If required, rotate the adjusting nut slightly to relieve pressure against the locking key, before the key can be removed. CAUTION: To prevent damage to the spindle threads, look into the spindle keyway under the adjusting nut and remove the separate locking key before removing the adjusting nut.
  8. Loosen the wheel bearing adjusting nut from the spindle using a 2-3/8 inch Hex Locknut Wrench T70T-4252-B or equivalent.
  9. While rotating the hub and rotor assembly, tighten the wheel bearing adjusting nut to 47 Nm (35 ft lb) to seat the bearings. Spin the rotor and back off the nut one-quarter turn (90 degrees).
  10. Retighten the adjusting nut to 1.8 Nm (16 in lb) using a torque wrench.
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  12. Install the two thrust spacers and push or press the cam assembly onto the locknut by lining up the key in the fixed cam with the spindle keyway. CAUTION: Extreme care must be taken when aligning the fixed cam key with the spindle keyway to prevent damage to the fixed cam.
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  14. Clip the snap ring onto the end of the spindle shaft.
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If you are only concerned with the zero and not as much about the full accuracy of the tool, then you can reset the zero yourself. With the mic fully closed (spindle and anvil touching), turn the barrel with the funky, half circle shaped wrench that came with the mic in the box. There is a little hole in the barrel where the nub on the wrench will fit then you just turn it until it reads zero. Good luck.

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So I will attemp to walk you through this. There are several different models of micrometers and each manufacture has a different design. Most of my expertise is with Mitutoyo, Bown&Sharp and Starrett. There could be a couple of other under lying problems due to the "overtightening".
One: could be due to a scratch on the spindle "barrell" from trying to rotate the spindle when it was locked.
Two: the spindle could actually be bent.
Three: If left in the lock position for a period of time, it could have a slight bit of corrosion on the spindle.
If at all possible, remove the lock, loosen the spindle and remove the spindle completely. Place the spindle on a known flat surface. If you have a granite surface plate that would be perfect, if not try a smooth glass top. The idea is to check the spindle to see if it is bent by rolling it and checking for straightness. If it is bent or badly scratched, then it would be cheaper to just purchase a good micrometer from eBay than to try and get parts.
If it is not bent then it could be corrosion so clean with a pure grade alcohol and reassemble.
If you still have the tightness, then it could also be an alignment issue and that is just going to take a lot of patience, and it still may be cheaper in the long run to replace it.
Most precision mics will not tolerate harsh treatment or environments, so be careful..........hope this helps....

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