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Old 01-06-2013, 12:13 PM   #21
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Quick stupid idea: Drill it out from below and us a bolt+nut instead?
I don't remember if a OEM sized spring rests there (chance of bolt head getting in the way).
It would get the thing out at least.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:33 PM   #22
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How in the hell do you strip 2 nuts by the same problem? Anyways no dremel to cut them?
Leave the dumb **** to me I ran out of cutting discs ages ago and never bothered to get new ones. Smart idea no?

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Quick stupid idea: Drill it out from below and us a bolt+nut instead?
I don't remember if a OEM sized spring rests there (chance of bolt head getting in the way).
It would get the thing out at least.
Nope. I'm trying to get someone to weld another nut on top of them so I can get them out at least.

The irony is that the topmounts of the black car came off in 5 seconds and it has been sitting outside for 4+ months now.
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Are you related to gearhead?
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Do you have an ankle monitor? Are you under house arrest? Take a trip to a store with a list of needs, buy them and have them on hand.
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Why cant you use the same pair of vice grips you installed that nut with to remove it?
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Dremel would be the beat way!
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:20 PM   #27
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Why cant you use the same pair of vice grips you installed that nut with to remove it?
They broke too
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Couldn't you set the car down, undo the top nut on the shock, lift the car up (slowly), swap the spings, lower the car (making sure that the shock lines up with the mount), and reinstall the shock nut.

This is off the top of my head so something might not work in those steps, but it seems like it should work to me.
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Couldn't you set the car down, undo the top nut on the shock, lift the car up (slowly), swap the spings, lower the car (making sure that the shock lines up with the mount), and reinstall the shock nut.

This is off the top of my head so something might not work in those steps, but it seems like it should work to me.
That is the procedure for, "How do I change springs/shocks if I dont have a spring compressor?" Dont see why it wouldnt work here.
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Why cant you use the same pair of vice grips you installed that nut with to remove it?
Thats Faeflora territory there.
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They broke too
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Can't you drill the topmount stud from below?
Drop suspension, remove shock, drill stud, and use a bolt to install it..
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His drill and all his drill bits are broke.
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Seems like all his tools came from harbor freight...from his sockets, vise grips, chisel bending....goto a better tool store
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Seems like obvious troll is obvious? He was given tons of instructions with simple tools like extractors, didn't choose to take advice and complains? Cheap dremel from lowes or home depot or sears or ace etc or extractor set.....
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Lulz. I got my nuts off. Finally. Never happened to me on the 1.8 car, coincidence?
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I got my nuts off.
Left handed or right handed?
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Lulz. I got my nuts off. Finally. Never happened to me on the 1.8 car, coincidence?
probably not. we all know how awesome the 1.6L cars are.
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this is the tool you want to fix this.

Lisle 19250 Stuck Bolt, Nut and Stud Remover Set - 6 Piece : Amazon.com : Automotive

I've used one of these to get me out of a few stripped stud/nut situations.
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I'd rather have the ones I linked, because mine have a spiral in the grooves they dig into the nut. Those just look like hardened spline drives.
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