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Strut rod nuts help

Both nuts seem to be rusted solid, tried impact and torch. Anybody have a suggestion.

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I used PB Blaster on them. I let them soak for a couple on days, Sorry.


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Put the car on a lift and use 2 of the hugest wrenches you can and double wrench them LOL. PB blaster is a must but I read here 50% trans fluid 50% acetone worked the best to break seized nuts loose.

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Both nuts seem to be rusted solid, tried impact and torch. Anybody have a suggestion.
Make sure you have one of those big adjustable wrenches holding the strut rod against the concrete. Make sure the wrench is on the appropriate spot in on the flat as per the service manual. What kind of impact are you using? Nothing under the "Earthquake" or "thundergun" level is going to touch that bolt. Also, an impact is at a disadvantage because the the strut rod moves in the bushings and absorbs blows.

Also a 24" breaker bar with that adjustable wrench should do the trick. That large nut is very hard to heat.

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i guess that doesn't apply to us southern non-snow seeing folks, I never had any trouble getting the strut rod bolts off on any of my cars... hmm

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Well after enough cussing I went to my dad's work(Praxxair), and borrowed the mechanics 3/4" drive gun, worked great!!

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