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Old 01-01-2011, 05:00 PM
huffa12 huffa12 is offline
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Default Need help nut wont come off! What to do??

I'm replacing my front shocks and on the right front shock the nut on the top of the shock won't come off i've hit it with PB blaster for days and heated it up it still wont come off. what should i do??
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:04 PM
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Chop it!!!
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:13 PM
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thats what i plan on doing but with what
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:17 PM
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good ole hammer n chisel... split the nut..
to cut hit at an angle


or die grinder with cutting wheel
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:30 PM
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Die grinder, zip, dang, done!
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:31 PM
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or die grinder with cutting wheel
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:32 PM
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good ole hammer n chisel... split the nut..
to cut hit at an angle


or die grinder with cutting wheel
i'll do that tomarrow when the sun is out again
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:36 PM
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i'll do that tomarrow when the sun is out again
I drew the diagram in case you didn't have access to power tools good luck and wear safety glasses...
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:39 PM
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its a tight spot so i think the chisel is best
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:22 AM
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Default Re: Need help nut wont come off! What to do??

It can be done with a cutoff wheel almost as easy but I took off the spark cover n hold the grinder/cutoff wheel upside down. I guess you got it taken care of?
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:12 AM
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Default Re: Need help nut wont come off! What to do??

Cutoff wheel is the quickest as long as you don't need the bolt. If you do use a pencil grinder, grind down both sides of the nut until you almost reach the threads, and then split it with a punch and hammer.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:31 AM
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Default Re: Need help nut wont come off! What to do??

What I do is take a smaller wrench that fits snug over the top of the square tip of the shock (VERY top of shock) and use the other wrench to loosen the nut
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:17 AM
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Default Re: Need help nut wont come off! What to do??

had to cut the shock just below the mount that nut would not come off even when i cut it in half
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:22 AM
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Glad to hear you got it off finally. Did everything else go well afterwards?
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:31 AM
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Default Re: Need help nut wont come off! What to do??

do u have a electric or battery operated saw as I had the same problem and thats what I used and it came right off....hope this helps
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