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u-joint removal
« on: July 23, 2009, 12:53:09 PM »
just a clarification. i have a manual and know which bolts to remove. the thing is im having trouble removing the rear bolts. im not sure if i need an impact or not. i thought id ask before i just started wrenching on it and break something. thanks in advance.
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Re: u-joint removal
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 03:06:15 PM »
Jeremy, there are several ways to remove rusty nuts, depending on just how rusty they are.  First start with hitting the remaining threads with a wire brush, then soaking them in Kroil or PB Blaster penetrating oil overnight. Then tighten the nut ever so slightly to break the rust contact.  Then loosen a little, then tighten again ever so slightly then loosen some more and keep this up until the nut is off.  Keep soaking the bolt in penetrating oil the whole time.  If this doesn't work, then try heating the nut with a torch.  This usually expands the nut and breaks it loose from the bolt rusty threads.  If this doesn't work, then get out an air wrench and break the sucker off while you are drinking beer with C&W music blaring from the shop radio. 

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Re: u-joint removal
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 05:49:33 PM »
thanks but i got them. they were just torqued down. got the driveshaft out and on to the next step.

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Re: u-joint removal
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009, 06:33:30 PM »
I keep a 2 foot piece of 1" galvanized pipe handy to use as a cheater.  If that sucker that is attached to my breaker bar doesn't break it loose, the bolt twists apart.  That's after I have done all the things I suggested first.  Just out of curiosity, what project are you working on? 

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Re: u-joint removal
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2009, 07:06:51 PM »
i have to change either my cover plate on my bellhousing, the bellhousing itself or possibly my flywheel. i have had a few starter problems in the past year or so. while i have the tranny out i am going to replace the rear main seal.

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Re: u-joint removal
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2009, 07:13:43 PM »
Sounds like a plan.  Keep us informed as to the progress.

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Re: u-joint removal
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2009, 07:25:15 PM »
will do

 

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