Originally Posted by Canadianboy
Alright guys, just in the middle of install here. Problem - the nut that is under the ball joint has stripped and part of it has broken off. The bastard nut would not budge and now it has stripped and part it has broken off. Ideas??? I've tried vise grips and nothing.
Is the nut you are referring to on the "new" UCA or the "old" UCA? I installed mine last weekend and had some trouble with the 'new' TC UCA nut for the uni-ball.
The nut is oblong which acts like a locking mechanism, but there were also a few threads that were bent over inside the nut. I'm not sure if these were bent over intentionally or not, but both sides were the same way... which made it a bitch to get on.
If the nut you are having trouble with is from the old UCA... I say get the hack saw out and use a little elbow grease.
If the nut is from the new UCA... just keep working at it... it will come off (try Alex's suggestion). Then order a new nut from TC, since the nuts are specific... I personally wouldn't use a generic nut... unless it's a temporary solution.
Good luck... and take pictures... one day you'll look back and laugh... hopefully.