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Old 06-12-2024, 10:20 AM   #1
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I am trying to drop my front rack and the lock nut for the jacking bracket is fused. So i tried cutting it off with an angle grinder and i cut into the post the bracket is attached to.



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i just wanted to see what other people have done in situations like this
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Old 06-12-2024, 03:45 PM   #2
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Ox acetylene torch will obliterate that nut and there ya go. You can also weld a strong pipe onto that nut, then use the leverage to pull the nut to the point it breaks the stud.

I've used various tools at the back of a 13 crosstrek to remove a tow hitch. Used an electric circular grinder, an air cutoff wheel and tried a smaller 6 point impact socket hammered on, then hit it with a 950 ft# impact gun.
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Old 06-12-2024, 08:37 PM   #3
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that sounds like a plan, was trying to figure out what is that mating piece ( the lock nut stud ) hooks up to, to i cant find it in any diagrams

my part is 2017A right there

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unless the stud is on the crossmember?
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Old 06-20-2024, 03:56 PM   #4
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The stud is part of the engine crossmember. I ran into this same issue. It's like a small wheel stud. It is pressed in and has serrations keeping it from spinning. I tried finding a similar bolt from a lot of different sources but couldn't find one that worked anywhwere.

So I just punched it out and used a regular bolt and nut that is used on the other side of the bushing bracket.

Later I was doing some suspension work and the three top bolts that are used to hold the strut in place seemed like the exact same bolt that I couldn't find a replacement for.
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