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Old 05-22-2004, 22:47   #1 (permalink)
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little help....

I'm puttting new springs into my car atm, and i cannot remove the front left suspension unit lower mounting bolt from the lower suspension arm. I managed to get off the front right one, although that wasnt too easy either. Any suggestions before i totally round off the nut.
I've already put some wd40 around the bolt, but thats doing fvck all atm.

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Old 05-23-2004, 00:50   #2 (permalink)
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Use your leg to turn the spanner.
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Use your leg to turn the spanner.
Tried it already and doesnt help, the spanner just slips right off rounding the nut even more.
Looks as though i may have to pull out the good ol hack saw.
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Your using the right spanner?
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Your using the right spanner?
The spanner set i have doesnt go up to this particular size nut, so i'm using an adjustable one, hence why its not gripping properly. However i did get the other one off with the same tool.
I have soaked the bolt in some more wd40 and i'll leave it overnight, hopefully it will penetrate alowing me to budge it tomorrow.

Thanks for your help mate.
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Re: little help....

yea, an adjustable spanner is also known as a nut fu(ker...

hopefully it hasnt stuffed it too much. you may need to file the end of the nut if its stuffed really badly.

If you can get another fitting socket, or normal spanner, and it is still hard, try and put something over the end of it, so it makes the spanner longer, as less force will be needed to turn the mother fu(ken nut. then once its off, have a good talk to it!!!
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The spanner set i have doesnt go up to this particular size nut, so i'm using an adjustable one, hence why its not gripping properly. However i did get the other one off with the same tool.
I have soaked the bolt in some more wd40 and i'll leave it overnight, hopefully it will penetrate alowing me to budge it tomorrow.

Thanks for your help mate.
Never ever use an adjustable spanner on anything tight! You have destroyed the head. Good luck trying to get the bolt undone now.
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Re: little help....

what xbgs351 said! always use a ring spanner or a socket so that the force you apply goes to all the points of the nut or bolt, not just 2.

if you havnt got it off yet, try geting hold of a metrinch socket or spanner set or you may just have to grind it off or use a set of small stillsons.
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Don't use spanners for tight bolts, PERIOD.

You should be using a socket, you numbnuts
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Don't use spanners for tight bolts, PERIOD.

You should be using a socket, you numbnuts
That is if you have the room. You can get a lot more torque using sockets.
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