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Old 11-18-2012, 11:30 PM   #22
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Seriously try the crc freeze off. I haven't gotten to really use it yet. It smells cool though. I would do that and then try the Jberry hammer/wrench method.
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I finally removed the top three bolts ON ONE SIDE!! I had to cut them with the dremel and I had to cut thru the top plate a bit to remove the flange.

Guess what now, the lower shock bolt won't come out!! I removed the nut and washer and it won't bulge. I banged so hard on it that the two tabs holding the shock to the lower arm are starting to bend!!

I'm very close to abandon the friggin project!!
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Damn...does your truck live in salt water...?
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Damn...does your truck live in salt water...?
No Worse, it's called Canada!
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Been there man. You got my sympathies. A nut splitter at the very least will open it up enough that a wrench can take it off finally. However have your spares ready to go before you have at them.
I'm reviving this thread because I took this advice to use a nut splitter on my stipped and seized top nut.

DO NOT use a nut splitter on the top nut. The nut is made of aluminum (softish metal) and therefore is not brittle, so instead of cracking in half, the nut splitter imply compresses the nut further towards the threads. It won't split, it will actually get tighter.

Took me a couple hours trying many different things to get the nut off afterwards. Eventually what worked was a drill, which was removing material from the nut.
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