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post #4 of (permalink) Old 5th March 2007
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Sorry hutchy - I thought you had the pinch-bolt removed - it can be very difficult to remove at times - but again I suggest soaking it with plenty of releasing agent - preferably overnight. Have you tried turning it from the bolt end. Screw the nut back on until its flush with the threads of the bolt and using a punch or bar tap it back and forth - don't overdo the hamering or you may damage it to the extent it wont come out at all and you will then need to dismantle the whole suspension system. To gain access I usually remove the brake caliper - so you can see what's happening. Don't be tempted to use heat as it can cause damage to the driveshaft boot and the wheel bearing. Once the pinch-bolt is removed you can proceed as I described earlier. I hope this helps. Let me know how you get on!
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