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Posted: 07/07/20 04:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Put your impact gun on it and move along with your day.


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Posted: 07/07/20 06:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Im betting there is a lock type tank washer holding the nut still.wipe all the grease off the nut look on all sides of the nut you will have to bend it back out of the way. Use an old screwdriver and hammer to get it started .Once removed you can straighten it back out and re use it again

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Posted: 07/07/20 07:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The nut will cut off the cotter pin if you put a socket to it. It will be significantly easier to deal with what's left of the cotter pin with everything out of the way.


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Posted: 07/07/20 07:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

time2roll wrote:

Put your impact gun on it and move along with your day.


Guess if He had an impact wrench and a 2" whatever socket, he wouldn't have posted here.....


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R18, bud, just got a min to skim through your video.
There is nothing wrong other than you literally never put much force on it the way you were using those channel locks sideways and you never really hit it with the screw driver and trim hammer.

If you haven't gotten it off by now. It's just a little boogered up thread on the spindle or nut making it a bit difficult.
Yes I use an impact and socket, but first, assuming those are the most imposing tools you have, turn the biggest set of channel locks 90 deg form how you were tryin. Adjust them so you can get a good clamp on them and it'll probably spin. Or get a bigger hammer and hit that screwdriver like you mean it. (If you miss it don't hurt for too long, lol)
OR get a big crescent wrench as suggested or the right size socket. Bet you a 12 pack either will spin it off of there fairly easily.

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Grit dog wrote:

time2roll wrote:

Put your impact gun on it and move along with your day.
Guess if He had an impact wrench and a 2" whatever socket, he wouldn't have posted here.....
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