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Post by danielc24 » Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:58 pm

got my srt rear section and i cant get the nut off of my clamp to take my stock exhaust off it's rusted and i sprayed it with wd40 a few good times but it still wont budge
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:39 pm

use some penatrating fluid instead. If that doesn't work take it to a muffler shop and have them weld that sucker off.
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Post by danielc24 » Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:38 pm

kc2002acr wrote:use some penatrating fluid instead. If that doesn't work take it to a muffler shop and have them weld that sucker off.
the muffler shop wanted 20-25 dollars to break it loose!!!! i'm not paying that much just to get a nut off
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Post by Drvr02RT » Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:40 pm

So break it off and put a new one on. NAPA usually has the band clamps in stock. For $10 you can get a stainless steel one and not worry about it anymore.
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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:42 pm

hack-saw it then, cheap-ass *laughs*

I just look my R/T muffler to my local shop... they cut the old one off, welded the new one on, and it cost like $30
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Post by hansken_yo » Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:44 pm

have you tried hitting it with a mallet? It might help break some of the corrosion without damaging the nut itself.
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Post by LCPLPunk » Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:06 pm

dang, someone paid 30 bucks to take an old exhaust off? call me next time u need that, i'll do it! :P

Just buy some penetrating fluid, spray it a few times, let it sit for a little bit, then you'll be able to get it off.
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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:09 pm

LCPLPunk wrote:dang, someone paid 30 bucks to take an old exhaust off? call me next time u need that, i'll do it! :P

Just buy some penetrating fluid, spray it a few times, let it sit for a little bit, then you'll be able to get it off.
If you're refering to me... I also had the new one welded on for $30.
So old one cut, new one on, only $30
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Post by LCPLPunk » Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:21 pm

oh dang, well then, u got the better end on that deal. :)

I was gonna say, 30 bucks to swap a R/T exhaust onto a non R/T exhaust is entirely too much. :P
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Post by danielc24 » Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:22 pm

got the nut off!!!! FOR FREE even lol , now how do i get the hangers off?
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Post by LCPLPunk » Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:41 pm

same thing...just pull and pull and pull. :)
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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:42 pm

LCPLPunk wrote:oh dang, well then, u got the better end on that deal. :)

I was gonna say, 30 bucks to swap a R/T exhaust onto a non R/T exhaust is entirely too much. :P
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Post by danielc24 » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:56 pm

the exhaust seems loose and it's moving but it wont come off
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Post by LCPLPunk » Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:42 pm

keep turning it back and forth it'll eventually come off.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:28 pm

Breaker bar or Acetynlene!(sp)

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Post by hansken_yo » Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:30 am

Hee hee Fire! Fire! Hee hee.... (Bevis & Butthead like)
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Post by 79cutlas » Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:40 am

Go get some PB Blaster, available at AutoZone, next to the WD-40.
Soak it down, wait 5-6 mins, (smoke 1 cigarette, which is my usual timer) then reach under and remove by hand...

ok maybe not, but after 5-6 mins with the Blaster it'll come right off
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Post by danielc24 » Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:48 am

i got it
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