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Have a stud with a nut on it, need to get nut off. Please help!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dawson444, Aug 27, 2002.

  1. dawson444

    dawson444 1/2 ton status

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    I have a stud for my steering block on my D60.The stud has a nut on it that I need to get off to put the block on it. (got block used) Any tips on getting the nut off the stud? When I turn it the stud turns too. I have thought about using red loc-tight (blue doesn't hold), but I am worried about if I will be able to get the stud out when I go to cross over and ditch the block.
    BTW- vise grips didn't hold the stud. Plese help. Thanks!
     
  2. Batmanjr

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    Had same problem, used big vise!!!! Clamped real carefully but tight as all hell! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
  3. Seventy4Blazer

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    dremel too with a cutting disk. just hit the nut paralell to the bolt on opposite sides.
    carefull of the threads. once you are close to the threads, grab it with pliers an yank. it will come off.
    grant
     
  4. BIGRIG

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    They sell a tool called a nutcracker..cheap like 5-10$..go to any parts store and ask for one. I use mine all the time especially with old cars in the rust belt. Cracks the nut right off and goes to 1/2 in.

    Chris /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
  5. Seventy4Blazer

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    oh yeah.. i got one of those to... but i have never used it... wonder why... glad i got it as a gift...
    grant
     
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    Anyone have an opinion on the red loctight, putting it on the bottom of the stud? Will I be able to get the stud out later? Thanks!
     
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    Try a nut splitter.
    Bill
     
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    heat required with red loctite, dont use it

    cold chisel the nut until it cracks then spin it off
    should take less then 5 minutes
     

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