Go Back   Honda-Tech > Honda and Acura Technical Forums > Tech/Misc
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Welcome to Honda-Tech!
Welcome to Honda-Tech.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Honda-Tech community today!


Reply
 
 
 
submit to reddit
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-09-2006, 03:38 PM   #1
Quetzolcotl
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Quetzolcotl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: st. louis, mo, usa
Posts: 637
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default need help getting axle nut off, how long of a breaker bar?

Howdy. Tried a search already. I am having a damn time getting the axle nut off my car. Its a 97 lude and uses a 36mm socket. I have a 2' bar over my ratchet and was even jumping on the end of the bar and it didn't budge at all. Think it was probably put on at maybe 250 ft lbs or more. How long of a breaker bar would I need to get that damn thing off? And yes, I did bend the metal tab out of the way on the nut and tried WD40. Any suggestions appreciated.
__________________
Evil will always win becaue good is dumb.
Quetzolcotl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2006, 04:48 PM   #2
brokeHonda
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
brokeHonda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Dallas, PA
Posts: 407
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: need help getting axle nut off, how long of a breaker bar? (Quetzolcotl)

I've broken a 1/2" breaker bar with a 6' extension on this before! Was hanging on it when it broke and I seen my life flash before my eyes! Click the image to open in full size. Thankfully there is Craftsman.
Honestly, keep soaking the nut. Try breaking it free after a overnight soaking so that the metal is cool. Use a breaker bar not a ratchet! Other than that put a grip of muscle into it OR use air tools! Good luck.
brokeHonda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2006, 05:02 PM   #3
H22Luda720
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
H22Luda720's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 477
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: need help getting axle nut off, how long of a breaker bar? (brokeHonda)

PB Blaster+Impact Gun=Success!
H22Luda720 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2006, 05:06 PM   #4
brokeHonda
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
brokeHonda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Dallas, PA
Posts: 407
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: need help getting axle nut off, how long of a breaker bar? (H22Luda720)

Quote:
Originally Posted by H22Luda720
Impact Gun=Success!
Obviously the best! I don't forsee that he has the setup. If anything take the car down to the local tire shop with the axlesocket and have them break it free for you.
brokeHonda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2006, 05:42 PM   #5
Quetzolcotl
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Quetzolcotl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: st. louis, mo, usa
Posts: 637
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: need help getting axle nut off, how long of a breaker bar? (brokeHonda)

thanks guys. I'll probably do that, take it somewhere to have the nut broken loose. I'd rather pay them $10-20 for that than have to pay them to change it, or buy air tools. Damn, I need to get some of those. Life would be much simpler.
__________________
Evil will always win becaue good is dumb.
Quetzolcotl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2006, 06:04 PM   #6
stumpyf4
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Mrs. Sauga, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,445
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: need help getting axle nut off, how long of a breaker bar? (Quetzolcotl)

1) Take the center cap out of the wheel
2) Install the wheel back on the hub
3) Put the car on the ground
4) Install you breaker bar with socket so that the bar is horizontal to the ground... roll the car to get into this position if necessary.
5) Get your buddy to stand on the brake pedal
6) Stand on top of the breaker bar... a slight jump or hop and it should move.

I tried a IR 2135Ti (800ft-lbs max torque) on one of my axle nuts and no go. This technique worked like a charm.
__________________
Great Vendor Experiences: LSD Motorsports, Lightning Motorsport, Innes Performance Group, VS Racing.
'... A bigger dyno # than the next guy doesn't mean you have a bigger dick.' Clean Rice
stumpyf4 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
submit to reddit
Reply

Tags
12, axel, axle, bar, bars, bends, blaster, breaker, broke, good, long, nut, nuts, tips, trouble

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:09 AM.



2008 Copyright, InternetBrands Inc.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for Honda-Tech.com content, comments, or advertising. Honda-Tech.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse Honda-Tech.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.
Emails & Contact Details