Re: [DML] Penetrating oil, or how to remove really corroded nuts
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Re: [DML] Penetrating oil, or how to remove really corroded nuts

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Soma576@xxxx wrote:
> In a message dated 7/4/2005 11:48:40 A.M. Central Standard Time,  
> bmanderville@xxxx writes:
> Hi all,  decided to dive in and start tinkering with the car this 
> morning.   Immediate problems, all I want to do is replace the 
> alternator, and the AC  and Altrenator belts.  Well the adjusting 
> retaining nut  (SP10037) on the lower AC pulley bracket (10072) is 
> on there like  you would not believe, I have soaked it with 
> oil for over 2  hours and it just will not breakfree, any one got 
> ideas?
> Bernie,
> I have found that often times a quick sharp jab at a fastener will 
break it  
> free better than slowly applying more pressure. When you go fast, 
you usually  
> break what rust or other opposing forces are on there free.  When 
you go  
> slow, you often twist metal until it breaks, especially with nuts 
and  bolts.  I 
> would also suggest using some heat i.e. propane torch on stubborn  
> just watch where you point that thing!  I would replace the  
rubber oil seal 
> behind the belt tensioner thing anyway, and especially if you  get 
any heat by 
> it.
> Good Luck
> Andy
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

I finally got it broken loose, but the nut still sticks and for the 
life of me I can't figure out how anyone can get a wrench on it 
while on the car.  But any way, I can now tear it apart and put it 
back together in about 30 mins.  Bet I can do it faster the next 
time.  I didn't back the nut off far enough to get the new belt on.  
So next time I go in it all comes apart again.   And this time I'm 
backing the retaining nut wayyyyy off.  And I will get the nut off 
of the alternator even if I have to use a nut cracker on it.

I am more than likely just going to get a new bolt and nut for the 
AC belt adjustment, and that will be the end of it, until the next 
time ;).


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