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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 01, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Need help in removing this 1 1/2" Nut from the steering shaft. This bad boy won't come off and has probably not been removed since 1968. Thought about applying heat to the nut but do not want to do any damage to the seals on the steering box. Any suggestions.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 01, 02:48 PM
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That's because the factory torque spec for it is 140 LBS!!
It's no wonder you are having trouble.
A good impact gun is what you need.
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If ya can't get someone with an impact wrench to help you, try a long breaker bar on the handle of your ratchet or socket wrench. I couldn't live without 'em! Just go slow and gradually apply pressure until it starts to turn.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 01, 08:47 AM
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I keep an old laccrosse shaft behind my toolbox for this purpose. It can slip over my 3/8 or 1/2 inch ratchet

John

Big breaker bar is the way to go though

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I had to use a breaker bar and a 3' pipe. Started to wonder if magnetic North was going to shift!

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Thanks for the suggestions. Was able to muscle it off and replace a badly worn part.

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