[ROVERNET - UK] Rear calipers ---stuck!!!!!

Vern Klukas vern at inkspotco.com
Thu Oct 25 06:14:37 BST 2007

Sorry, they are lefty loosy

You will need a socket to get the job done, probably. BTW, you aren't 
meant to remove the small nut (because that is damaging to the 
O-rings), but rather you take the big nut off and remove the hinge 
pin from that side while holding the small nut with a wrench, then 
pushing the nut out.

The reality, of course, is it not the space shuttle so no worries.


>After just about killing myself dropping the differential out for a rebuild
>('70 3500S), I have been unable to loosen the hinge pin assemblies to remove
>the rear calipers from the differential.  The large nuts/caps are frozen (at
>the other end, the smaller caps came out easily).  I've just about stripped
>the heads, even with a tight spanner, trying to get them free.  I know the
>dam things are threaded from the 'exploded' diagram in my parts and repair
>manuals.  Any chance these things are reverse threaded.
>Any help would be appreciated.
>Lance La Certe, Denver, CO
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