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Old 09-05-2013   #1
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Red face shocks fiat punto 2000

Hi guys can u help me ? Im removing my old shock absorbers and know every process in doing so, but the lower nut is on so tight and the head of the nut is kind of worn, I used an 18mm fitting with a torque wrench, tryed an airgun, wd40 and no joy. The fact that the head of the nut is half eaten the torque wrench keeps slipping off them. What should I do? Please help
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Re: shocks fiat punto 2000

It's very unwise to use a torque wrench to undo stuff: it's a precision measuring instrument , ferchrissakes. Proper tool is a breaker bar.

For the future, get yourself some GT-85 or Plus Gas. WD40 is better than nowt, but it's a piss poor releasing agent.

Are we talking about one of the two bottom front strut bolts? Important to know as wrong advice could result in rapid decapitation/castration.
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