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    Here is a machine press.. As you can see the machine type requires a few further steps to be used for hard to remove joints, and so forth.
    You may have to visit a local auto shop or machine tool shop for this one.

    Or a buddy whom has one. These type as stated require much more work to use but will pop a joint in seconds usually.
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    I have to step out to pick up some materials for my own car project, but I'll be back later this evening if you have any questions go ahead and post up.

    If no one answers by the time I get back I'll help you as best I can with whatever you may need..

    Good luck! and keep us posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Here is a machine press.. As you can see the machine type requires a few further steps to be used for hard to remove joints, and so forth.
    You may have to visit a local auto shop or machine tool shop for this one.

    Or a buddy whom has one. These type as stated require much more work to use but will pop a joint in seconds usually.
    Yeah....this will be a while then lol. I need to get my car running first, so I can drive it there or get it.towed. I probably shouldn't drive it to the shop without the nut on it huh? The shop is like a mile or less from my house. It is 15minutes walking distance if that.
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    Nooooo! Don't drive it! Very dangerous...

    If it comes apart you won't be able to steer it. May not be able to stop it either and it will damage the entire area around it.

    The wheel may turn as much as 90 degrees out of it's intended radius and be jammed into the wheel well. Not good!
    Last edited by Smittro; 07-29-2012 at 08:09 PM.

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    Is the thread bad as in rusty? Or did you hit it with a hammer, smashing the thread? You COULD try to GENTLY thread the castle nut back on the thread by hand and then tighten it with a wrench/ratchet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    Is the thread bad as in rusty? Or did you hit it with a hammer, smashing the thread? You COULD try to GENTLY thread the castle nut back on the thread by hand and then tighten it with a wrench/ratchet.
    I think he bashed it Rich..

    I agree if he could maybe grind down the portion where the threads got crushed he maybe able to run the nut on enough to get the cotter key in.

    But if it binds on the portion above the eyelet for the cotter key that area may snap off and be bound up with the nut.

    He should be able to get the old one out on his own though..

    If he disconnects the sway bar end link, and the lower damper mount from the LCA he should be able to swing the arm down enough to get a hand press or BFH on it to get the old joint out.

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    I've done that shit. HATE IT!!! Look at the threads and smooth as hell.

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    Yeah I smashed it with my 4lb engineer hammer . I may try smoothing out the thread with a grinder.

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    Yep. Try that then thread by hand. Done and back on the road.

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    Yup me too! I ripped the top right off before and there was no cotter eyelet left..

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    So I didn't see any retaining bolt on the wheel sensor, I will take a picture after work to show.

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    Ok. But, were you able to reinstall the castle nut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    Ok. But, were you able to reinstall the castle nut?
    I haven't gotten that far yet....In the middle of removing my AC, cleaning out the cam cavity, and replacing my oil pump and timing chain. Hopefully I will have time tomorrow night to attempt to reinstall the nut after grinding.

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