I'm trying to remove the starter motor on my 1995 Trooper, and to do
so, the shop manual says that I have to remove a section of the
exhaust pipe. Of course, I was terrified to read that I had to goof
with the exhaust bolts, since I knew they would be frozen on. I
sprayed about a gallon of penetrant on them, and the next day tried to
remove them. I only managed to knurl off the points on one of the
nuts. Now what? Is there a tool I can buy to grab the corroded,
weakened nut? How do the pros do this? (short of a torch, of course
On Tue, 27 Apr 2004 01:30:57 +0200, Erik-Jan Geniets
You know there is a tool called a nut buster. (Not to be confused
with an occurrence during an athletic event.) Turn it in with a socket
wrench and it splits the nut. I don't remember where I got it and
haven't seen any for sale lately. My son thought I was spoofing him
when I mentioned it and was amazed when I dug it out and used it.
There are a number of different tools and techniques for removing
frozen nuts... up to and including grinders, pneumatic chisels and
torches. Go to a good tool store and check out what they have... you
have to pick one based on accessibility and condition of what's left.
The easy to use tools are more suitable for nuts and bolts where the
faces are knurled to the point they won't fit the standard tool and
allow serious torque. They are less effective when they are also
seriously seized (like you seem to have here). Don't rule out using a
torch.... to heat the nut up, not cut it off... before applying
whatever tool you choose.
On Mon, 26 Apr 2004 11:32:39 -0500, Steven C <> wrote:
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