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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-26-2012, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Sprocket help

I can not remove my front sprocket. I tried a rigid 18v cordless impact and no dice. tried Pb blaster. I'm starting to get pissed. HELP!!!!!!!!! I dont wat to try with the tranny in gear.
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Will an electric be as powerfull as an air impact gun. I only have a 40 gallon commressor
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Why not with the tranny in gear? I can't imagine these bolts being that difficult to get off?



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Why not with the tranny in gear? I can't imagine these bolts being that difficult to get off?
I tried with a rachet.
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The front sprocket bolt is only supposed be torqued to 40 ft/lbs.
Unless of course some idiot at a shop over-tightened the bolt using impact gun.

I had a moron do that on my truck during tire rotation.
Sheared, stripped, or cross-threaded every lug nut on the truck. All 24 of them.
I was majorly pissed.
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I tried with a rachet.
Ouch....I hope you are using a 6 point socket. I'd hate to see you strip the bolt.

Like Sub posted, it sounds like someone either put it on with an impack or worse yet, thread locker.

Have someone hold the rear brake or wire tie it, I have done that before. Maybe use a cheater bar just to see if it will budge.



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When you say ratchet, what size of drive ratchet are you trying? You need to hit that with a 3/8ths drive air impact turned down to a low torque. It makes all the difference on those stubborn threads. I bet Madbuyer's right about the thread locker. Look for crusty white on the threads when you do get it out.
If air is out of the question, use a pipe cheater on your ratchet - carefully right I know you know. If you can give it a bit of a sharp effort, after it's had a chance to soak up some of that Pb shixit. I love that stuff, but it reeks!

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air is the best option but if you don't have air available, i have held the ratchet with one hand and tapped the handle of the ratchet with a hammer using your other hand. with the PB stuff on there that should get it off. you should use a 6 point socket with this technique because the last thing you need is the nut to strip. good luck - hey jondog - that PB stuff smells great......
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Did you remove the chain yet? You can stick a 2x4 through the spokes of the rear wheel if you still have a chain. You might even be able to use your old chain if you are crafty.

When you replace the sprocket, get one with holes in it and use safety wire. Simple piece of mind, and you won't be "that guy" who thinks it is safer to over tighten everything.



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