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 Post subject: leaf spring ubolts seized
Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:08 pm 
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Hey guys

im trying to chuck my new leafs in tonight but the nuts holding the ubolts on are just not coming undone.

ive sprayed it with wd-40, tried to break the seal with a hammer and chisel (softly), got about a meter of breaker bar and im at the stage where the actual ubolt thread above where the spring is perched is twisting slightly when i try and crack the nut

im feeling as if im gonna snap the thread before i actually get the nut to crack

has anyone got any advice to get these pricks undone?

it shouldnt be so damn hard

thanks guys
Dan
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 Post subject: Re: leaf spring ubolts seized
Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:53 pm 
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By the sounds of that mate I would say that the u-bolt is stuffed just cut it off. I wouldn't be putting something like that back in the car anyway

 

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 Post subject: Re: leaf spring ubolts seized
Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:14 pm 
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Put your chisel on the middle of one of the flats and belt the hell out of it to spread the nut a littleif that doesnt work and you only have a hammer and chisel then cut a whole side of the nut off. If you got a grinder itll take you 10 seconds.
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 Post subject: Re: leaf spring ubolts seized
Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:21 pm 
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thanks guys

but i snapped the head off one of the threads and the nut i managed to get off has no chance of goin back on so it looks like ill be getting new ones haha

if i hadve got them off i doubt i would be using them on the ute again anyway, they are definitely stuffed
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Posted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:43 am 
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dude next time

crc the f**k and leave for 20 mins
then HEAT HEAT to before they go red
let cool for a min or 2

than yank on them with the breaker bar

if that dont work angle grinder

U bolts are cheap!

 

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