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removing cotter pin

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wraenking, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    well, it looks like its melted in the bolt. should i get a good drill bit and try to drill it out? ive tried everything i know.
     
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    Which bolt?
     
  3. wraenking

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    tie rod end
     
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    Is the nut off all ready? When I have cotter pins that won't come out I zip the nut off with my impact and then tap it out with a punch. You could try a drill bit, but it may be kinda' rough, go slow /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  5. wraenking

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    nuts off. i was reinstalling the steering arm when i realized the pin was in there. i tried a punch, but no go. ill go buy a really good drill bit i guess.

    thanks
     
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    Good luck /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. jjlaughner

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    I drilled mine out, its all good. Brace yourself and drill about halfway in and try using a punch again. once I got it popped out a ran the drill bit back threw the other side so I didn't wallo out the hole, not thats its that big of a deal since the pin is just holding the nut from spinning /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     

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