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Old 03-11-2010, 11:02 PM
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removing striped nuts

so ive stripped the lower ball join nuts (the castle nuts) and they are almost round now
i went to auto zone got their removing nuts but they are not even doing anything
how do i remove these... before i go trigger happy and cut the entire thing off

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Re: removing striped nuts

try vicegrips?
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Re: removing striped nuts

at that point, just get the dremel out and cut it in half.
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Re: removing striped nuts

tried pb blaster
tried vice grips
tried the bolt removers from auto zone.. waste of 30$
and unforcenatly some 1 has my dramel BUT i have air tools :D

what do u mean cut down the middle?
cant i cut them and save the threads? would like to not pay 100$ for new bail joints
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Re: removing striped nuts

i never said cut down the middle


i said cut it (the castle nut) in half, so you (hopefully) save the threads of the BJ and don't destroy it.
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Re: removing striped nuts

haha sorry getting tired
but ya thats what im attempting to do now :D thx bro
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:52 AM
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Re: removing striped nuts

you should have bought the CRAFTSMAN bolt outs, i bought a chevy with every bolt stripped and now it has all new shiney nuts
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i got the irwin bolt removers <---- POS
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Re: removing striped nuts

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you should have bought the CRAFTSMAN bolt outs, i bought a chevy with every bolt stripped and now it has all new shiney nuts
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Re: removing striped nuts

just cut the nut in half with a dermel.. otherwise i'd check out how much the balljoint is, and just cut the whole nut and stud off with a cut off wheel.
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Re: removing striped nuts

loooks like im going to sears...
im in the process of cutting the passenger one off and it is suck a big pain, my dramel isnt home :( im using an air cutter, the wheal is huge and a main in my ass
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Re: removing striped nuts

how the hell did u strip them anyway? or somebody else do it?
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Re: removing striped nuts

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how the hell did u strip them anyway? or somebody else do it?
pretty easy to do,
-using a worn socket will do it.
-not using a impact gun on it, like you should be doin in the first place, can do it
-umm.. those nuts are most likely completely rusted onto the knuckle over so many years..

need i continue?
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Re: removing striped nuts

Okay .a little trick try to get a plumbers pipe wrench it has teeth that will bite in the head of the castle nut witch will lock itself onto it,have try this couple time its kind of ghetto but it woks.
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get a torch warm it up for 2-4 seconds then try loosening it...if that doesnt work airhammer the bitch and buy all new ****.
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Okay .a little trick try to get a plumbers pipe wrench it has teeth that will bite in the head of the castle nut witch will lock itself onto it,have try this couple time its kind of ghetto but it woks.
best idea, least amount of work.
a 12" plumbers pipe wrence would be perfect.
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