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Cant get U-Bolts nuts off. Need Help

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BAP_29, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Apr 10, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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    BAP_29

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    The bolts holding the U-Bolts wont budge. Any ideas?
     
  2. Apr 10, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Sawzall if you have new u-bolts. It's a common problem.
     
  3. Apr 10, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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  4. Apr 10, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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    quit being a little b*tch, and use some balls :notsure:






    :D j/k man.
     
  5. Apr 10, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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    ride that sucker with an impact til the compressor tank is empty. If that doesn't work, try some penetrating oil and ride that sucker again. If that still doesn't work, hit NAPA for some new u-bolts and take a grinder to 'em.
     
  6. Apr 10, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    id say grinder/sawzall
     
  7. Apr 10, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    X1 or the sawzall.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    breaker bar and some pipe
     
  9. Apr 10, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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    cutting wheel on grinder. If you cant even get them off easily you cant reuse them. Id only reuse them if the truck was new and they came off real easy.
     
  10. Apr 10, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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  12. Apr 10, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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  14. Apr 10, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    Plus 1 on PB Blaster, best break free stuff I've ever used. When I know I'm going to have stubborn bolts, I spray them before I start working. Never had an issue, and I've done a lot of exhaust work where rusty bolts are the norm.

    If that don't work, cut them off and get new ones and just keep chugging, not worth your hassle. If they are on that tight and corroded, they may destroy themselves trying to take them off anyway.
     
  15. Apr 10, 2011 at 7:48 PM
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    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    pb blaster.....then wait a few days and pb blaster again.....wait a few more days and it will be finger loose haha
     
  16. Apr 10, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    I tried the PB Blaster, I even sprayed them down the night before. We just gave up and assembled everything back together. I think I'm gonna try to buy some new U bolts and try again in a week or two after I find some U bolts. Hopefully I wont have too much trouble finding any.
     
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