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Center nut won't come off strut tower :(

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by x2468, May 13, 2011.

  1. May 13, 2011 at 10:40 PM
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    x2468

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    I just took my front right OEM billie off, compressed the spring and was trying to take the center nut off so that i could get the retainer and put it on my new OME strut/coil combo. BUT... the damn center nut won't come off. It backed out to about the 2nd thread and now it won't loosen OR tighten at all.... what should i do... im pissed
     
  2. May 13, 2011 at 10:46 PM
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    AH! nvm.... i posted to soon. i switched from a socket wrench to a regular one and realized that instead of the nut turning, the entire shaft the nut was on was turning in the shock without me realizing it. so i clamped it down and got the nut off.
     
  3. May 13, 2011 at 10:57 PM
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    How did you clamp down the very top part of the strut as you loosened the center nut?
     

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