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Rear Pinion Nut on 14 Bolt

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Waxer, May 23, 2000.

  1. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    I tried and tried and cant seem to budge it. I tried an impact, I tried a breaker bar with both my feet. I have the truck up against a wall with the E brake on, so theres nowhere it can roll when I try to get the nut off. I just cant get the sucker off. Any suggestions??
     
  2. Bigd

    Bigd 1/2 ton status

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    Not sure just a thought.But is a left hand nut.Never done it before so couldn'e be sure.
     
  3. titanic

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    I've had to use a 600 lb impact to remove one before.
     
  4. '73 K5

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    Maybe you need a bigger breaker bar. You're probably already using a huge one, but I just was curious. I have a 15 inch bar that I used to use all the time. I thought it was great until I got a 25 inch one a couple weeks ago from Harbor Freight tools. Man, another 10 inches made all the difference in the world. (Thats what SHE said) hahahaha. Sorry, I had to say it.
    Whatever you do, good luck.

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     
  5. Executioner

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    Some peolpe use RED Loctight, I think it needs heat to come loose.
    Good luck
     
  6. AZK5

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    Use the longest breaker bar you own and then slide your floor jack handle or high lift jack handle over the end of it. You will need 4'-5' of leverage to get this nut off. If you are a small person you might need a longer lever. How are you keeping the yoke from spinning? I put a huge pipe wrench on it with another pipe over it's handle and wedged it against the ground.
    CB
     

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