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axle nuts!!

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by SLOWdelawareEG, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. SLOWdelawareEG

    SLOWdelawareEG my cars go fast

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    doing my swap last nite/today, and cant get either axle nut off. im using a 1/2" breaker with a 3 foot cheater on the end! the whole car is wobbling and moving and bouncing up aand down but they wont budge. thought about cutting them off with a grind wheel.:D any quick suggestions?
     
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    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    did you pull the tab out on the nut?
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    check for the tab like he said,,and then set the car back on the ground to break it free
     
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    Jared759 Well-Known Member VIP

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    I used a chisle and cut mine.
    =D

    Also used a torch
     
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    SLOWdelawareEG my cars go fast

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    this isnt my first rodeo.;) thats not the issue
     
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    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    Also if you have someone to help, you can apply presure with the breaker bar and have them hit it with a sledge hammer (kinda like an impact wrench). heating the nut could help also, but don't use propane, if you dont have access to oxy/acetelen(sp), use mapp gas. it's much hotter than propane.
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    oh and make sure the tire are back on it before you set it on the ground to break it free
     
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    SLOWdelawareEG my cars go fast

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    i have acetylene. give me a few mins to go try this. i think im going to utilize the torch along with the giant breaker bar impact method. thanks fellas. wish me luck
     
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    Yea I had that problem with my CRX. I broke off the screwdriver tip trying to push the tab out. I tried to load it with BP Blaster then force it over. Didnt work. I applied heat to it then let it cool back down. Put it back on the ground, used a 3ft cheater bar, and had the fattest friend I could find stand then jump on the bar. That worked for me. My next attempt was going to be an air chisle. They always work... but usually you have to replace something else too because you damage it.
     
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    dacheat ..is grounded.

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    exactly. ps there's no way on the planet i coulda gotten these off my car by myself. talk about pissed. thank god for he-ain't-heavy-he's-my-mechanic.
     
  11. SLOWdelawareEG

    SLOWdelawareEG my cars go fast

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    got em. it took acetylene and me standing my skinny ass on a 4ft bar and jumping up and down.
     
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    SLOWdelawareEG my cars go fast

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    before i bought my composite impact (1000ft. lbs) i used to put the car on the ground, get my 1/2" breaker bar, and put my jack handle over it. that made the length like 6' or so. stood on the end, and it would mostly do the job. with my new impact however, i dont even unstake em if the owner or myself has a new one, i just blast em off. puts a smile on my face every time.
     
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    Life can be HELL without a good impact gun :)
     
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