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  • #31
    I'm not sure if it was harmful or not but when I changed the struts on my festy the captured nut broke loose from the beam without knowing what else to do I cut the plate off of the and put wrench on the nut and got it off but before I put the strut back in I took my trusty mig welder and welded the nut back on better than factory and I welded the plate back on it has worked for me I now weld the nut before I do struts on my new cars and I have had no problems
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    • #32
      ....thats actually a really good idea....

      alot easier than messin' with a spinning nut that ya cant get off without inventing new cuss words!

      .....'course I happen to have a welder too.
      Last edited by drddan; 10-02-2010, 02:38 AM.
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      • #33
        I do it now before I do struts on all my new cars plus the heat from the welder that is directed to the nut helps the bolt break loose I still haven't found a fix for the bolt being stuck in the strut though
        Justin Craig Paola Kansas my 4 passions, demolition derby,Ford 2.3s, my festiva and my kids

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        • #34
          Originally posted by muddevil01 View Post
          I do it now before I do struts on all my new cars plus the heat from the welder that is directed to the nut helps the bolt break loose I still haven't found a fix for the bolt being stuck in the strut though
          I have, you smother the bolts in anti-cease (auto zone $6.00 jar!) to the point when you're getting close to tight it's oozing out like a fat PB&J

          I also put a liberal amount into the threads pre-install as well.
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