> On 07 Aug 2005 02:19:15 GMT, newtovolvo <email@example.com> wrote:
>>I am working on my 740, a sedan, 1990. I have the strut out, the
>>spring off, and want to get the old strut parts out to put in a new
>>The so called "nut" on the top of the tube is simply not coming off
>>for me. I am following the directions on brickboard,com which have
>>been rather helpful so far. I found the slip joint pliers to not work
>>for me. I tried the pipe wrench approach and have got no progress. A
>>hammer and a punch, not able to move it. Used penitrating oil with no
>>success. I don't have oxy-acetlene, but I have tried a propane torch
>>to heat it up some, and have not made it work with that either. I
>>looked at the base and do not see anything that resembles a snap ring
>>to try to get it out from the bottom as directions on brickboard
>>suggest is possible. The tube appears to be a press fit in to the
>>casting at the bottom where the caliper, ball joint, tie rod all
>>attach, can anyone confirm that it is pressed in place?
>>My remaining concern is to not get so physical with the tube to the
>>point that it changes shape and becomes not useable. the nut is not
>>exactly in it's original shape anymore, since the insert came with a
>>new nut, I only care enough about the old nut to get it off. Don't
>>know why it is called a nut, it has threads on the outside!
>>I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has been there and
>>how you did it.
>>Thanks so much for any help.
>>(naturally I expected this to go a little more smoothly than it has
>>and my primary transportaion is a bit tied up right now.)
> I used a mig welder and welded a large nut, 1" to the top of the gland
> nut. Just the heat from welding the nut broke the bead and the nut
> came off easily.
> On another note, I got a strut insert from Volvo dealer and a gland
> nut wasn't included. Anyone know these gland nuts can be found?
You are the second person who has told of the vast benifits of having and
using a welder to solve this problem!
I do like your idea of a large conventional nut welded to the existing
"nut". I could cut down the length the center rod of the strut to make it
possible for a deep impact socket to grab the added nut and use an electric
impact that I have to take this odd congomeration of nuts off.
Regarding the need for a replacement nut, I would sure try the dealer and
make sure you speak to the most expierenced parts person you can, Maybe
call more than one dealer. I would expect that they can order them, sure
hope so. I purchased inserts made by sachs. They are from germany and
included the nut. They muct know by the time you get the old nut off you
will not want to, or not be able to put it back on.
Thank you for your reply as well!
Open to other suggestions/ideas too