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Well the Tcase is out and on my work bench. I have removed the front flange nut and am trying to remove the rear flange nut but am having no luck. I have tried my impact wrench and also have broken 2 wrenches trying to use a breaker bar with them. I have completely soaked it in wd40 and also hammered a small screwdriver down in the notch where you tap the nut. What the hell could it be. One more thing this nut has been removed before by someone else because there is the original tap which is past the groove and another tap where the groove is that looks like they beat the shit out it to make the tap.
 

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Does it look like they might have used locktight. If so a little heat helps. If they cross threaded it <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> brute force and a good impact socket.
 

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Originally posted by BrianR:
<STRONG>Does it look like they might have used locktight. If so a little heat helps. If they cross threaded it <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> brute force and a good impact socket.</STRONG>
Don't know about the locktight but I'll give the heat a try.
 

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Is it because you can't hold the yoke solid? I made a tool just for this occasion. Take a 2' long piece of 1" flat stock, drilled (2) 1/4" holes the same distance apart as the holes in the flange. Then use (2) 1/4" bolts to hold it all together. Let the stock rest on the bench and torque away. I keep the little tool in my trail bag just in case. Worked for me <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> Good luck!
 

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Originally posted by Rubicrawler:
<STRONG>Is it because you can't hold the yoke solid? I made a tool just for this occasion. Take a 2' long piece of 1" flat stock, drilled (2) 1/4" holes the same distance apart as the holes in the flange. Then use (2) 1/4" bolts to hold it all together. Let the stock rest on the bench and torque away. I keep the little tool in my trail bag just in case. Worked for me <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> Good luck!</STRONG>
No I've taken 2 long bolts and and a crowbar and fixed it up to keep it from spinning. Maybe this is a stupid ?? but this damn nut does spin off to the left doesn't it? I've even tried spinning it to the right and this thing does not budge.
 

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Had the same problem when I went to install the twin stick. That sucker was really tight!! I ended up make a SST out of angle iron and some bolts. I ended up taking my 4 1/2" angle grinder and grinding down the nut where it was staked in two places until it was real thin, soaked it with penetrating OIL, let it set for about ten minutes and it spun right off with the impact wrench.

I will not say anything about you using WD-40, but in my opinion the only that it is good for is, taking the glue that is left behind from stickers, removing road tar, birdshit, over-spray, and drying out a wet distributor. That is just my opinion.
 

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Originally posted by OPP'S:
<STRONG>Had the same problem when I went to install the twin stick. That sucker was really tight!! I ended up make a SST out of angle iron and some bolts. I ended up taking my 4 1/2" angle grinder and grinding down the nut where it was staked in two places until it was real thin, soaked it with penetrating OIL, let it set for about ten minutes and it spun right off with the impact wrench.

I will not say anything about you using WD-40, but in my opinion the only that it is good for is, taking the glue that is left behind from stickers, removing road tar, birdshit, over-spray, and drying out a wet distributor. That is just my opinion.</STRONG>
Thanks I'll give the grinder a try tomorrow I've already given up after several hours of frustration. As for the wd40 well to tell you the truth it's not even wd40.It's some generic multi purpose spray lube that I picked up at autozone a while back which is almost empty. So I guess I can go get some real penetrating OIL soon.
 

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sorry no real advice but I just went through this for a buddies 12mm flange, I gave up cuz he didn't have a strong enough vice to hold it. Take it to some tire shop or even a driveline place and pay ike 2$ to have them pull it off with there big impacts....??
 

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Originally posted by OPP'S:
<STRONG>I ended up taking my 4 1/2" angle grinder and grinding down the nut where it was staked in two places until it was real thin.</STRONG>
Well I tried the grinder today and grinded the area with the stakes so thin that I was able to peel it off with a small flathead. This is after soaking it all night and the damn thing still won't come off. I guess it's off to a machine shop for me.
 
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