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Front hub castle nut won't budge - DONE

Post by Rob Furniss » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:52 pm

Can't get the front hub castle nut off, broke the breaker bar trying and my rattle gun won't shift it either.
It's not opposite thread is it? (passenger side)
I'm trying to undo anti-clockwise.
(Rowans car, pulling the box and engine)
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Re: Front hub castle nut won't budge

Post by Daniel2019 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:56 pm

Not reverse threaded, no.

Just muscle up boss, not much else you can do. Big cheat bar if you have one lying around. Even a long piece of PVC pipe will do. I have a 10 foot long cheat bar for that kinda sh*t.

Or get a better rattle gun.

Hit it with heaps of WD40 and/or crack out the oxy..

Alternatively, hit your breaker bar with a rubber mallet or hammer if you have to while holding anti clockwise tension.
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Re: Front hub castle nut won't budge

Post by Rob Furniss » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:01 pm

Thanks.
Had a long trolley jack extension bar (1.5 metres maybe) over the breaker bar and the breaker broke at the knuckle. Need a better breaker bar! (had this one for years)
Someone must have put this on too tight previously surely, I've had these off other fto's without problem.
Tried heat too from a MAPP gas torch.
Think I will spray loads of wd40 on and leave it over overnight and go get another breaker tomorrow.

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Post by Sahin » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:03 pm

Lol

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Post by Vectose » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:05 pm

Sahin wrote:Lol
You'd just use your teeth right?
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Post by Rob Furniss » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:10 pm

Sahin wrote:Lol
I loved that breaker bar, bought it from a car boot sale 15 years ago, i'm not laughing.
This car of Rowans is shite though.

Getting the nut splitter out, screw his nuts.
(This is a good idea right?)

EDIT: couldn't wait till morning.
Bastard thing has broken my large nut splitter.

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Post by Technikhaus » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:36 am

Ouch!
We had the same issue with a Subaru hub, broke 2 good breaker bars...
Thankfully under lifetime warranty so got even better ones in return :)
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Re: Front hub castle nut won't budge

Post by evo-gsr » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:39 pm

Sahin wrote:Lol
Lol x2

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Re: Front hub castle nut won't budge

Post by PHIL069 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:30 pm

You can use an angle grinder with a grinding disc.
Grind away one flat side of the outside of the nut and stop just before you reach the thread.
Then undo it or break it away.
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Post by Rob Furniss » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:24 pm

PHIL069 wrote:You can use an angle grinder with a grinding disc.
Grind away one flat side of the outside of the nut and stop just before you reach the thread.
Then undo it or break it away.
Thanks Phil will try that if I get stuck.
Rowan went out and bought a big kincrome breaker bar that is beefier than the one I broke so will give that a try shortly. The guy said it's got a lifetime warranty anyway.

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Post by Dras » Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:12 pm

I used a 1” SQUARE DRIVE breaker bar and that did the trick. It has been successful on 2 FTOs now.
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Re: Front hub castle nut won't budge

Post by Rob Furniss » Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:44 pm

Done, new breaker bar didn't snap - made a hell of a crack noise when it undid the bastard, other side cracked off too.
Thanks for the advice people.

Anyone happen to have the part number handy for the hub nut as I marked it with the nut splitter?
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Post by Rob Furniss » Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:45 pm

Dras wrote:I used a 1” SQUARE DRIVE breaker bar and that did the trick. It has been successful on 2 FTOs now.
1" crikey that's a big-un, this one is just 1/2 inch.

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Re: Front hub castle nut won't budge - DONE

Post by Vectose » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:01 pm

Part number for the castle nut is: MB109029
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Post by Rob Furniss » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:09 pm

Vectose wrote:Part number for the castle nut is: MB109029
Thanks mate


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