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How to remove strut nut without an impact

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Hi,

I am changing my strut mounts on my e36, but I can't undo the nut that hold the mount to the shock shaft. Is there any workaround without using the special socket or impact?

Thanks

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Guessing they have a deep hole?

Rubber hose etc around the shaft and clamp it with vice grips or tube socket clamped with vice grips and allen key thru the middle of the socket (does require one a long one quality one) 

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If you have a spark plug socket that fits you can use a spanner on the external hex end of that and an allen key though the middle.

 

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Late to the party here, but is this what you need? Happy to post for you to use if so (realise it was probably more time sensitive than this would be useful for). 

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On 6/11/2018 at 3:58 PM, M3AN said:

If you have a spark plug socket that fits you can use a spanner on the external hex end of that and an allen key though the middle.

 

Seen this method on multiple forums, but My spark plug socket does not have a hex end. but thanks for the tip

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3 hours ago, Mikan said:

Late to the party here, but is this what you need? Happy to post for you to use if so (realise it was probably more time sensitive than this would be useful for). 

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Is it a 22mm?  I am still looking for a solution. It will be nice if I can borrow it for a day or two.  

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If the car is mobile you're more than welcome to come to my place and try my toolkit. I also have an electric impact.

Ellerslie.

 

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16 minutes ago, Jacko said:

I have one of these https://www.ecstuning.com/b-schwaben-parts/strut-nut-socket-22mm/003046sch01a-04/ if you wanna borrow it, can leave in my letterbox or something. 

It will be awesome if I can use it, I have an exam on Saturday, so I am not going to work on my car before that. Can I borrow it on Sunday? thanks in advance.

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8 minutes ago, Syy0628 said:

It will be awesome if I can use it, I have an exam on Saturday, so I am not going to work on my car before that. Can I borrow it on Sunday? thanks in advance.

Yeah no worries, flick me a PM, am in south auckland. 

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Really proud of our forum seeing this thread.

We have a new member here, very little posts, but already made a nice little contribution post to the other newbie asking about first car in the other thread and also managed to get offers for help from complete strangers on this forum with lending tools and advise.

What a stark contrast to.. :ph34r:

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Something that people often overlook in this instance:  An offset ring spanner can also help!  Doesn't work in all instances, though you may have a set of offset ring spanners languishing in your workshop...

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Yeah at least with the early E34's and E30's  you could use an offset ring. These later model cars with these deep mounts makes it impossible.

Either way ive never used the above socket but can see how it would make the job a lot easier for some

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3 hours ago, Eagle said:

Yeah at least with the early E34's and E30's  you could use an offset ring. These later model cars with these deep mounts makes it impossible.

Either way ive never used the above socket but can see how it would make the job a lot easier for some

Theyre not perfect, as you only get half turn by half turn as the allen key/cut out interferes, but it works :)

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