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Hub Nut won't come off

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by olid220, May 8, 2010.

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  1. Thor1950

    Thor1950 Well-Known Member

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    light weight, put a few bricks in your pockets,or in a back pac
     
  2. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    Yer can buy a cheap 3/4 inch socket se over ere:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/21-Piece-...767840?hash=item2ca3267620:g:HDkAAOSwo0JWHizX

    I got one some years ago and it's still ok. 6 side sockets anorl. I also bought a torque multiplier some years ago when they were much cheaper than they are now. think I paid something like £60:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sealey-AK...397706?hash=item1c59aa004a:g:1ZgAAOSwN81WDTjL

    Input torque is multiplied by 3.3 on the output. I have 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 inch socket sets, longer bars and additional sockets for hex, imperial, allan, torx etc but for the tighter nuts I don't use 1/2 inch as the cheaper tools we tend to buy won't last. I could easily spend over £500 replacing what I have now, in professional form. For a home diy'er it's simply not worth it. To get round this I have 2x 1/2 inch long socket bars in case I snap the end oft the one of them. Second is a backup until I replace the broken one.
     
  3. GrumpyGel

    GrumpyGel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Dunit! Moved the jack nearer the socket to give the iron bar less of a chance to bend, pumped jack and whacked socket (even harder) - and shifted first go. Was also a lot warmer today (23 degrees instead of 8) which I think helped things.

    I must admit though, I was bricking it while pumping the jack and whacking the socket in case the bar fractured and lumps of iron under extreme stress went flying through my skull. Also took a few nicks out of the alloys with the hammer bouncing off the socket!

    But job done, onwards to draining and removing IRD & Box. :)
     
  4. zefrench

    zefrench Active Member

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    My solution was to use a 3/4 inch socket, 3/4 breaker bar, and 6 feet of 1 inch steel pipe. I used the pipe as a sleeve on the breaker bar, and I literally just pushed down on it. At 6 feet away from the point of pressure, it did not take a lot of force.
     
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    )hi did mine last week 3/4driv socket and 3FOOT SCAF POLE PEACE OF CAKE
     
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  7. Nodge68

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    Why reply to a 7 year old thread? And then with incorrect information.:confused:

    The Freelander 1 hub nut is torqued to 400Nm, which is 295ftlb.;)
     
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  8. GrumpyGel

    GrumpyGel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I think yer man unawares stepped out of the Range Rover forum into one for decent motors ;)
     
  9. J_D

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    Good job he wasn't from the defender or series forum, that's just tight, tighter or bleedin tight.
     
  10. pwood999

    pwood999 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Some might say it's better to have the relevant info in one thread, especially when the title describes the problem.

    Too many threads have useless titles across all forums on the interweb..
     
  11. Nodge68

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    Oh yes, it ****es me off big time, having to rear countless threads that start "Freelander 2" or "Freelander HSE" or "Help" and so on.
    All stupid IMHO. :mad:
     
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