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This nut is a pain to get off..

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by MthaFuknGreen, Dec 16, 2008.

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  1. MthaFuknGreen

    MthaFuknGreen Green on the scene.

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    not sure if its the right thread or not..
    but i finally started the work on my transmission, but im having some troubles getting it out.
    the left axle nut doesnt wanna come off!
    the right one came off pretty fucking easily, but the left is another story.
    i broke a cheap walmart torque wrench, a breaker bar and a dynocraft socket wrench trying to get it off..
    i just went and bought a fresh, better breaker bar, some p.b. penetrating fluid and a torch.
    ima combine all those and hopefully itll work.

    but anyone else have any nifty tips?
    and what do i have to do after i get the nut off?
    i didnt take the right one off, a luder from preludepower.com came over and helped me with it.
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    make sure the little safety tabs are bent up so the nut will come off
     
  3. MthaFuknGreen

    MthaFuknGreen Green on the scene.

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    yeah, ive got that part handled already.
    will the p.b. really help that much combined with the torch?
    cuz this thing wouldnt fucking budge..
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    idk really what i like to do is have a deep well socket on the nut and then use a floor jack handle, but have the car still on the ground with the rims still on it.
     
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    MthaFuknGreen Green on the scene.

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    that, thats what we did for the right one.
    and thats how we broke so many wrenchs on the left.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Buy a better, stronger, longer breaker bar. Or get a really strong one and slap a 3' cheater bar on it.

    And don't ever use a torque wrench for removal of bolts, or tightening/prying beyond its limits. It trashes the calibration and the wrench is pretty much trash afterwards.
     
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    George777 ^^ Likes Bewbies

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    Craftsman from Sears. That way, when/if you break it, you can just go back and grab another one.
     
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    1/2" impact will take it right off.
     
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    MthaFuknGreen Green on the scene.

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    i bought an 18" long, 1/2" power built breaker bar.
    its gotta lifetime warranty.
    i made sure of that.

    and i cant find anything to use as a cheater bar! lol
     
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    pipe from a hardware store worked for me. :shrug:
     
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    I think someone else already said it, but the handle from my jack works well as a cheater bar...
     
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    the handle for the jack i have is only like 1/4" and it has a little bar on the inside of it.
     
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    Heat the nut up so that the whole nut is cherry red, then use impact gun and get it off. I had the same problem as you and i tried everything you did and bent just as much tools as you, and heating it up cherry red is the only way it came off
     
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    well, some people here are kinda anal about bringing back old threads, so i just started my own.
     
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    thats what im trying to do right now, ive been at it for a good 15 minutes.
    im taking a break and letting the p.b. soak in a little bit, but im bout to go back at it.
     
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    propane or mapp gas wont get it hot enough, I went to my mechanic and borrowed his gas, but Im not sure what he uses, its a lot hotter though, thats when it finally popped off. it wouldnt work with mapp gas
     
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    im using a propane torch.
    thats what i was told would work.
    i dont have much money or access to anything better.
     
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