After I got that all squared away, I started working on getting the rear axle nuts off. WOW. I thought the undercoating was a pain. To be honest, between yesterday and today's effort and $$$ outpouring, I'm pretty down in the dumps right now!
I bought the $100 special tool that is supposed to work and because the spacing between the gears was too big it would skip gears anytime it had a lot of torque on it. I got one side off. But the other wouldn't budge and I returned it to the store.
Today, I spent about another $150 on a breaker bar, angle iron, steel pipe, and a 36mm socket trying to get the axle nut off. All I ended up with was a bent piece of pipe and angle iron.
And yes, I am turning it counter clockwise :)
I'm really at a loss for what to do. I'm soaking the nut overnight in PB Blaster hoping that it will work. I wrapped a rag around the nut and just saturated it so hopefully it will soak in.
|Perfectly bent angle iron :)|
My other options at this point are to call a mobile trucker repair guy to use an impact wrench to get it off. Or drill off the nut...neither of which I am too thrilled about.
|The pipe hanging is connected to the gas line and filled with acetone to get all the crud out of the line.|
|What the good side looks like! Ready to be sent away to the transaxle shop!|
Enjoy the pictures, I'm going to have a beer!