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Unhappy Renault Megane - Hub Nut Question

hi folks,my wifes megane was in the garage getting the wheel bearings ,track rod ends and ball joints done and being retested,thankfully it passed .
after bringing it home my wife noticed a squeaking noise coming from the osf wheel as the car was driving along ,i had a look but couldnt see anything untoward ,but what i did notice was that where the new wheel bearing had been replaced the shaft that holds the hub nut had been cut off at the end and now is flush with the new nut,can anyone tell me is this safe and why would they do this?
my wife uses the car to take kids to school so i am a bit concerned.

p.s. tried to call garage but they were closed.
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Looks like they damaged the threads on the end of the shaft and to get the nut back on have removed some the threads. Is the nut new - it should be replaced each time it is used as it is a once-only fitting. As long as the nylon locking ring in the nut has threads to catch on it should be safe. In other words the sahft threads can be longer than the nut or flush but should not be les than the nut. The squeaking sound would concern me though - it is possible the hub is moving on the shaft. For safety sake I would get it back to them pronto.
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thanks for the info madnoel i will be taking car back first thing in morning .
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I would find yourself a new garage for future repairs too....

Cutting the end off a driveshaft is not really the way to overcome the problem!.It is easy to repair the threads using a thread file,but if they'd taken more care in the first place the problem wouldn't have arisen!

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