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PostSubject: Track rod end nut seized   Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:48 am

Gotta have my front wheel hubs off the front of the Toledo today, due to a fudged OSF wheel-bearing (with the wheel on there's like 2 / 2.5 mm movement and it drones in a straight line almost)

All is fine and dandy, but when i started to undo the track rod end nut (holding it into the hub) it went round for a few turns, got tight and now the nut and thread is turning together



I doused the nut and shaft in WD40 for several hours before starting, everything else came off quite nicely as a result.

I think the allen key but at the bottom might be damaged cos they keep twisting out (but then again i am doing it all on my own

I have no oxy-cetalyne anymore

Worst case i'll hack the actual joint off with a grinder, same with the nut (where the red lines are), unscrew the remanents of the trackrod end from the track rod itself and wind a new one in it's place, provided i dont touch the locking nut, it should track up close enough as before


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PostSubject: Re: Track rod end nut seized   Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:26 am

Blowtorch the nut, will make it expand and hopefully easier to remove. Other option is some mole gripps (spl) on the thread to add some extra resistance.
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PostSubject: Re: Track rod end nut seized   Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:45 am

im confused what is the problem, is it just the nut you cant get off? if so why grind twice? Also i wouldnt put mole grips on the thread, as you will ruin it and never get the nut back on
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PostSubject: Re: Track rod end nut seized   Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:52 am

Tried that Luke. Failed. It's stuck solid. Gonna have to cut it off and replace the end


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PostSubject: Re: Track rod end nut seized   Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:56 am

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im confused what is the problem, is it just the nut you cant get off? if so why grind twice? Also i wouldnt put mole grips on the thread, as you will ruin it and never get the nut back on

It started to undo, but then jammed. So I can't even tighten the nut either. like its fused to The thread.


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PostSubject: Re: Track rod end nut seized   Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:27 am

ye but i mean why cut the track rod end twice? surly its only the thread with the nut that needs cutting off
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PostSubject: Re: Track rod end nut seized   Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:37 am

wind it back tight then loosen it to the tight bit and keep going back and fore and keep sprayin wd40 on it .. if u can.. use power tools




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PostSubject: Re: Track rod end nut seized   Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:10 am

Slightly miostook the allen key bit.

Use a star key/ hex and hammer that into it. Should hold tighter than the allen key and is what I have done in the past when struggling with allen keys.
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PostSubject: Re: Track rod end nut seized   Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:12 am

Tom, yeah i know what u mean. Soz Smile

asbo wrote:
wind it back tight then loosen it to the tight bit and keep going back and fore and keep sprayin wd40 on it .. if u can.. use power tools

I Cant wind it back Si', it's jammed that hard(!) :S

I think power tools is the key, SPARKS FTW!!!!

gonna order a new track rod end in the morning and get cracking when i get back home.


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PostSubject: Re: Track rod end nut seized   Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:43 am

Moleys, theres usualy enough room bellow the thread for them. Make them uber tight and do them up with a g-clamp Razz


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PostSubject: Re: Track rod end nut seized   Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:09 am

i had this same priblem, I just cut the nut in half so i can then get it off, clean the thread and fit new nut
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PostSubject: Re: Track rod end nut seized   Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:55 am

tombombvw wrote:
priblem,

i lold




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PostSubject: Re: Track rod end nut seized   Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:08 pm

tombombvw wrote:
i had this same priblem, I just cut the nut in half so i can then get it off, clean the thread and fit new nut


this, is a bloody good idea!
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PostSubject: Re: Track rod end nut seized   Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:33 am

if the thread just turns put a jack underneath so it holds it tight and plenty of wd40
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PostSubject: Re: Track rod end nut seized   Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:39 am

rhodrievans wrote:
if the thread just turns put a jack underneath so it holds it tight and plenty of wd40

I recently learnt this too lol




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