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03-11-2012 11:40 PM
Springsblueyj Thanks for the tip ballistx. I will have to try that next time I have a stubborn bolt or nut. Soaking it and the 4 foot pipe did the trick.
03-10-2012 10:13 AM
ballistx
Farmer's impact wrench

Set it up so you can pound on the nut as you are applying pressure. That is the same result as an impact wrench. It doesn't take a tremdous amount of impact, just a moderate blow with a 3lb or 2lb hammer against what would be the end of the bolt, but covered up by the socket, etc.

Can do the same thing with a screwdriver or torx by striking the end of the handle when applying pressure to turn. Best not to miss and hit the hand though. That causes other effects.
03-10-2012 08:16 AM
banks316 Impact wrench
03-08-2012 10:22 PM
Springsblueyj Thanks everyone! I have a buddy bringing me a bigger pipe. Hopefully that and soaking it all night will do the trick.
03-08-2012 09:31 PM
DirtyRob They are a pain. i have had to use a 4-6' piece of pipe and bounce up and down to get the nut off the axle. good luck. leverage is your friend
03-08-2012 09:23 PM
MellowYellow89YJ I tried everything on mine... Long breaker, impact gun, penetrating lube, heat, and lots of creative speach. I ended up cutting it and splitting it, being very careful to not get into the threads.
03-08-2012 08:11 PM
Springsblueyj I have been using about a 2 foot piece of pipe and my breaker bar with no luck.
03-08-2012 08:08 PM
RednekYJ I needed a good breaker bar and a 3' length of pipe. I first did this to my 1/2" ratchet before buying a breaker bar though.... The nut is torqued to 175ftlb

03-08-2012 07:30 PM
Springsblueyj
Axle nut help.

I'm trying to get the axle nut off of my front dana 30 diff. I can't seem to get it loose. I tried using a pry bar, even my weight would not break it free. I am soaking it over night. My questions, am I risking snapping something off? Is it cross threaded? any ideas to help get it off?? Thanks.

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