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Pinion Nut From Hell Still Here!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Waxer, May 31, 2000.

  1. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Ok folks, I have tried heating up the nut with a propane torch and the sucker still wont budge. I checked to make sure the threads werent reversed. What can be holding this sucker on like this? Any more ideas or hints? Thanks
     
  2. BigBadBowTie

    BigBadBowTie 1/2 ton status

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    Havn't seen your previous posts but here's what I think. Try an acetlyn (sp) torch much hotter. Or can you get a dremel with a pencil attatchement & just cut it about 3/4 of the way then whack it with a hammer and chissle.

    Rick
    86 K-5
    http://www.coloradok5.com/RMcPherson.htm
     
  3. 6.2 man

    6.2 man 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    One of those hand held torches won't heat it up hot enough . You need a axceytelene with a rose bud tip . Heat just the nut until red should come off with just a rachet . Another thought use a impact and the same time wack the yoke and maybe this will break it loose .
     
  4. Espen88k5

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    This is a good enough exuce to buy a impact-driver. I think that's what they are called. You put in the bit's or socket's and a good smack with a BFG will rotate the nut.
    I love mine. Got it 1 month ago and reach for it all the time when working on my 88.

    <font color=blue>Espen88k5</font color=blue>
     

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