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Wow.... it took a 1" Breaker Bar with a six foot long bat attached to it (so 7 ft of leverage total). I broke probably $100 worth of tools (maybe $80 replacable for free).

I think what also Might have helped was using PB blaster instead of WD-40. :) After I got that nut off, it took me like 20 min to complete the job. I can't beleve the dealer actually wants $225 do to that.



I just wanted to say thanks to you all that gave me some tips on getting that nut off. I bought a new nut just in case I was going to have to cut the old one off. PB Blaster ownZ also. :)

Thanks again. The old CV joint was TOAST. It's easier to steer my car now because I have a joint that actually rotates.
 

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They are a bit hard to get off arent they? After you pull ethe driveshafts a couple times it does get a lot easier(althought the driver side takes more time).

Heres my setup

3/4"drive with an extension. I just stand on the end of the handle and give it one good bounce.

Gavin
 
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You must weigh a good bit more than me. Because I could bounce all day long on a breaker bar and it wouldn't budge :)
 

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Heh..... I'm 6 ft 7" and 280lbs. :) I could break tools all day by bouncing on them. (Used to be 330lb back in my football days). :)
 

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when i did the axle on my gl, i rested the breaker against the ground. started the car, revved it and popped the clutch. it got it off real easy :D
 

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WeldingHank said:
when i did the axle on my gl, i rested the breaker against the ground. started the car, revved it and popped the clutch. it got it off real easy :D
breaker bar flies off, lands on windshield, breaks glass and puts big dent in hood... ouch!
 

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lol, that's good. Or you snap something and you end up destroying a lot more of the sh*t that's around there then you wanted.
 

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i found that the only breaker bar that would do it and not break was a snapon
 

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That's how I broke my 1 INCH breaker bar. :) Not a good idea for everyone.... In my Material Science class, that's what we would call "torsion tested"



On a side note.... the old CV axle, when I took it out, the inner boot was the one with no grease, but the outer one was fine, yet the joint felt VERY loose... that's not normal is it? :)
 
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