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removing centering pin from leaf pack

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bunsojr, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. Jun 9, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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    bunsojr

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    installing an AAL and right now, trying to remove the centering pin. the entire bolt just keeps spinning when i try to take off the nut. the opposite end is just completely circular, so i cant hold it down with another wrench. how am i supposed to take this off?!
     
  2. Jun 9, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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    Maticuno

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    If you have the leaf pack held together with a C-Clamp, try loosening the clamp just a hair to add pressure to the pin. This might give enough holding force to work the nut loose.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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    Vise grips?
     
  4. Jun 9, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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    krimson

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    You're gonna have to use a set of vice grips.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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    landphil

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    Or split the nut, you have to replace anyway.
     
  6. Jun 10, 2012 at 4:33 AM
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  7. Jun 10, 2012 at 4:45 AM
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    vise grips, or hack saw, gotta replace it any how
     
  8. Jun 10, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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    bunsojr

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    Thanks...finished up the install yesterday!
     

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