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Wanted Recommend me a socket set or impact driver for car maintenance

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Sir BoD, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Sir BoD

    Sir BoD Well-Known Forumite

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    Hi all,

    My reluctor ring (ooerr) has gone on my car. I've got a new one and have managed to get the locking nuts and the wheel off but the middle nut (32mm) attached to the drive shaft is set so solid that it's knackered my ratchet trying to get it loosened.

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    So, has anybody got any recommendations for a quality ratchet, preferably with a some sort of decent leverage as I reckon the middle nut is going to be a bugger to remove. Cheers folks.
     
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  3. Trumpet

    Trumpet Well-Known Forumite

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    I'd probably go for a bar rather than a ratchet for that.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Deffo a bar.
     
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  5. Sir BoD

    Sir BoD Well-Known Forumite

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    Yep, a breaker bar is the way to go. In true Sir BoD style, I went in with ratchet first, ask questions later. Now, the next question is, 1/2" or 3/8"? Ta muchly.
     
  6. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Half-inch - at least - deffo.
     
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    Trumpet Well-Known Forumite

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    Yup
     
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    Studio Tan Well-Known Forumite

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    3/4” drive breaker bar would be best - hub nuts are really tight (200+ ftlbs). Loosen nut with all wheels on the ground (not on jack!) with handbrake on and wheels chocked. Also, manufacturers have been known to use left-hand threads on nearside(?) hubs. If you can’t find this info usually there are a couple of thread turns visible to identify orientation when compared to a regular (right hand) bolt.
     
  9. EasMid

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    As everyone's said, you need a good breaker bar. 1/2 inch should do it but 3/4 would be better & a lot more expensive. Are you doing front or rear? Clio Rears aren't as tight as the fronts. You should really use a torque wrench to tighten the nut back up to the correct torque but if all you're changing is the ring and not the nut you could mark the nut and the stub so you can retighten it to the original.
    If you're doing the front you'd have to get the driveshaft out of the hub to change the ring, this'll mean separating the ball joint etc. Be careful you don't pull the inner cv joint apart. Take care when refitting the ring, they're fairly delicate and you could easily split it if you're not careful.
    P. S. Clio hub nuts are mostly right hand thread.
     
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    EasMid Well-Known Forumite

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    Oh bollocks.... I've just realised this is from OCTOBER 8th & not today. Doh
     
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