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Tips or Tricks for Removing Front Strut Tube Nut


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Heat and a pipe wrench, here.

 

If you hit it with a  chisel at an angle, the impact often does it, too.

 

If you DO manage to save the nuts, don't toss them- they're getting hard to find.

 

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And put some anti-seize or wheel bearing grease on the new one before inserting.  The future owner will thank you!

 

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On 4/18/2020 at 2:49 PM, AustrianVespaGuy said:

Glad you got it! FWIW, probably my two highest return-on-investment tools in my whole garage are the MAP torch and my good ball joint separator!


Same here except I’ll throw my welder in the mix. Removed a lot of snapped bolts by welding a nut to the stud

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On 4/17/2020 at 10:50 PM, 2002spaceodyssey said:

Pipe wrench and Mapp gas to loosen nut.

Slide hammer with vice grips attached to get tube out.

 

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I like that slide wrench that’s a pretty universal looking tool.

 

i don’t think it would have been enough in this case though. Took about 30 full swing whacks with an 8lb sledge before it finally came out

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