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Adams77



Joined: 07 Oct 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:02 pm    Post subject: I need a fat guy Reply with quote

To help me get the stupid nut off the rear drum!

Crap that thing is tight I jumped up and down on it for 30 minutes and it didnt budge. Any tips on removing it? I need to replace the wheel cylinder before I drive anymore.
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serprice



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need an impact. To loosen it and tighten it. If you don't get it tight enough it will strip the splines and it won't go.
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scott



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just my 2 cents-it is good to use an impact to take off but a torque wrench should be used to put on-and torque to proper specs--home depot has a cheaper impact but i would get one from sears -a craftsmen is good and pretty strong- ok that was 3 cents lol-maybe it is different for vw-dont know that is just what i was tought and practiced at hayes dodge when i worked their !
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serprice



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You worked at Hayes? . . I work at an independent shop in Conyers and we get parts from Hayes. Anyway.Thats what all techs are tought in the begining. But no one does that . At least no techs that I know. I have hammered on thousands of axle nuts of all manufacturers and had zero problems . Besides it torques to over 200 ft lbs. You wont use that torque wrench very much. I run it down and give it 2-3 good bursts and put the pin in it. It will be fine. Don't get me wrong Scott, I understand being carefull. But from my experience you will have more problems from under torque then over.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got the torquemiester tool that makes easy work of removing and re-torqueing the axle nuts. You are welcome to borrow it. (if and when I get it back.....hello...Mark? Wink )
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71_georgia_beetle



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This and a 3lb sledge hammer. Never had a problem.

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Adams77



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK so I need a fat guy with an impact wrench.

Thanks guys I will try the impact tonight. Also what is the exact size off the castle nut? I was using a 1 1/2 but I think it should be a 36mm?
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71_georgia_beetle



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adams77 wrote:
OK so I need a fat guy with an impact wrench.

Thanks guys I will try the impact tonight. Also what is the exact size off the castle nut? I was using a 1 1/2 but I think it should be a 36mm?
36mm
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give me a call, I think I PM'ed you my #. I have a 700 lb torque wrench that makes those stubborn axle nuts fall right off!! lol. Also you can make sure they are torqued to spec when you put em back on!

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scott



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what shop do you work for-i no longer work at hayes i am back selling harleys, well trying to sell harleys.... i would like to get back into auto when people start hiring again!!!
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serprice



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I work for h&h auto on old covington hwy. Yeh, It sucks right now for mechanics. I'm doin side work alot more these days.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whew!

36mm socket and a 4 foot cheater bar.

Got it now.
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