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    Default Toplink nut stuck! How to loosen?

    My toplink nut is stuck. The link itself won't move since it is spun as far as it will go towards the tractor and the nut is tight up against other end. I banged on the wrench with a hammer until my hands hurt and even sprayed WD-40. Thoughts? Ideas? Secondly, it is righty loosen, lefty tighten in this case right??

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    Default Re: Toplink nut stuck! How to loosen?

    It loosens and tightens like a regular nut. It is not a left-hand thread.

    Try putting a long pipe wrench (or chain-syle pipe wrench) on the body to turn it. Maybe even a cheater bar. Yeah...the paint will take a beating.

    There is always heat if you have a torch. That works 99.9% of the time.
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    Default Re: Toplink nut stuck! How to loosen?

    I take stupid award of the day for trying to loosen the wrong way, but I did try both ways and it was really stuck. I loosened it by spinning leftward and using the pipe trick.....thanks...this forum is great.



    Quote Originally Posted by gwdixon View Post
    It loosens and tightens like a regular nut. It is not a left-hand thread.

    Try putting a long pipe wrench (or chain-syle pipe wrench) on the body to turn it. Maybe even a cheater bar. Yeah...the paint will take a beating.

    There is always heat if you have a torch. That works 99.9% of the time.

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    In the future, keep on hand some penetrating oil. The Liquid Wrench stuff that's widely available works pretty well. If you have something that is horribly badly stuck, try Kroil, an industrial grade penetrating oil ("creeping oil").

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    Default Re: Toplink nut stuck! How to loosen?

    Quote Originally Posted by gwdixon View Post
    It loosens and tightens like a regular nut. It is not a left-hand thread.

    Try putting a long pipe wrench (or chain-syle pipe wrench) on the body to turn it. Maybe even a cheater bar. Yeah...the paint will take a beating.

    There is always heat if you have a torch. That works 99.9% of the time.
    Adjustable toplinks have one end threaded clockwise, and the opposite end threaded counterclockwise. Otherwise, you would not be able to lengthen or shorten the assembly.
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    Default Re: Toplink nut stuck! How to loosen?

    kebo
    Some links have a lock nut, and I think that is what the OP was asking about.

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    Default Re: Toplink nut stuck! How to loosen?

    I use anti-seize on all fasteners, never can tell when you have to take something apart.

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    I liberally use antisieze in many places....but on a toplink? Naaah..that would be really messy..

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    Default Re: Toplink nut stuck! How to loosen?

    Most of my toplinks have a grease fitting -- maybe it is to keep it lubricated?

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    Default Re: Toplink nut stuck! How to loosen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Z-Michigan View Post
    In the future, keep on hand some penetrating oil. The Liquid Wrench stuff that's widely available works pretty well. If you have something that is horribly badly stuck, try Kroil, an industrial grade penetrating oil ("creeping oil").
    +1 for Kroil. Great stuff.
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