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Old March 28th, 2006, 09:00 PM   #1
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Any ideas? I used a 24" pry bar and broke that and used a pipe, broke my 1/2 rachet. I don't have any torches or a strong enough air compressor. ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????
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Old March 28th, 2006, 09:09 PM   #2
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i always use air. but it may be rusted or seices on there tight. i got an old trick for you. mix som atf tranny fluid and keorasine 50/50. put it in a spray bottle and let it work its self into the thread. it will break the bolt loose. it works great the longer the better. then try it with a impact or a rachet.
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Old March 28th, 2006, 10:30 PM   #3
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Axles nuts are actaully not bad, here's a good trick:

To break ones like that loose, you need IMPACT, not static torque. So simply pushing/pulling on a long bar usually breaks it. This is why impact wrenches work well. They hit it with a high torque to break it loose, but the duration isn't enough for part failure(usually).

1) Get a good breaker bar.
2) Put it so the bar is on the nut, and positioned horizontal.
3) Put about a 4 foot piece of sturdy, close fitting pipe on it.
4) Get out a sledgehammer, a real one with a 3 foot handle, not a 4 lb handheld.
5) Hit the bar with all you're worth. Usually 2-3 hits and the nut is off.

It provides a huge amount of force, but not a long duration.


I broke a couple sockets popping the axle shaft nuts off my last honda when I was doing an engine swap. Was told of this method, and bam, came right off.
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Old March 28th, 2006, 10:56 PM   #4
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Any ideas? I used a 24" pry bar and broke that and used a pipe, broke my 1/2 rachet. I don't have any torches or a strong enough air compressor. ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????

Your air compressor should be enough. The impact wrench may not be doing the trick. You are free to borrow mine. I think it has about 600-750 ft lbs in reverse.

p.s. send me that pic on an e-mail!
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If you are still working on it I have a torch you can use.
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If you are still working on it I have a torch you can use.
Same here.....I am just around the corner from you....I have impact and torches.
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