Cant Undo Bolt! lol!

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Cant Undo Bolt! lol!

softwarez

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Not sure where to post this... sorry :S if it's in wrong, pls could some one move it? thanks.

Okay.. basically.. my punto today decided to break the front passenger side shocker.. ;0(! so i bought a whole new strut today.. i wanna replace myself.. and i got everyting reayd etc.. and to find out that i couldnt undo a freaking nut!!!! it was rusted bad.. and stuck like cement.. i already slightly rounded off the edges cuz of it. bah! any suggestions? i tried abit of 2d40. (kept it away from brake drum etc) and no luck! god!
 

bulldog5046

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guess you cant nip to a garage and ask for help like i did then? i sumplug was stuck fast i couldnt get it off with a foot long wrench, took it to the garage and he undid it with a 2 foot long one lol.

try cleaning the wrench off and add lots of WD40 then get a bbbiiiiigggg wrench and wiggle it back and forth a little to get it loose then undo it, be causeful not to round the head off
 

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if theres enough access get your self a breaker bar.worth there weight in gold and skinned knuckles.
 

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bulldog5046 said:
guess you cant nip to a garage and ask for help like i did then? i sumplug was stuck fast i couldnt get it off with a foot long wrench, took it to the garage and he undid it with a 2 foot long one lol.

try cleaning the wrench off and add lots of WD40 then get a bbbiiiiigggg wrench and wiggle it back and forth a little to get it loose then undo it, be causeful not to round the head off

Hey Ryan do much of this ahhhh Wiggling do you mate :p any way a good soaking with release oil and try a little heat [blowlamp plumbing type]then turn the nut clockwise slightly then anti clockwise to undo this action usually brakes the hold the rust has but if this doesnt work your last resort could be a nut splitter but lets hope it doesnt get to that situation good luck mate (y) and dont forget to use copper grease on the threads of all bolts.
 
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Make sure you use a 6 sided socket otherwise you will round it off. You may need to hit it on with a hammer if it is already rounded a bit. I would wire brush it, heat it up then have a go with a breaker bar and a 6 sided socket. Have you got an impact screwdriver as they usually take 1/2 inch sockets.

Rich
 
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