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Head Lights Nuts

Postby Pap » Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:33 pm

What is the best way to get the nuts off of the bottom of the head lights ?

I can't get them to loosen up.
I have put penetrating oil on them.
I have put a little heat on them.
I have hammered on them.
And they're not breaking a loose.
All they're doing is turning the light assembly.

Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
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Re: Head Lights Nuts

Postby Mht » Sat Aug 21, 2021 2:20 pm

Have you tried an impact wrench. If not try one on it. If that doesn’t work try a lot of heat not a little. Turn em red with a torch and as soon as they cool enough that penetrating oil won’t burn of spray a little a couple of times. When completely cool put the impact wrench back on them. I just about guarantee they come off

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Re: Head Lights Nuts

Postby Pap » Sat Aug 21, 2021 2:30 pm

That was going to be my next thing to do. I just didn't know about using an impact on it.
Thanks I will try it and see.
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Re: Head Lights Nuts

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Aug 21, 2021 3:32 pm

I had this dilemma once. Used a nut splitter on the nut and replaced it. Chances are the nut isn’t going to be suitable to re-use regardless of how you get it off.
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Re: Head Lights Nuts

Postby Pap » Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:45 pm

Thanks Don. I will do that if the impact doesn't work.
I haven't had a chance to get out and try it today.
We are getting hammered by what is left of Fred.
It's been pouring out here all day.
I think we have already about 3 inches today.
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Re: Head Lights Nuts

Postby Barnyard » Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:25 pm

An impact just might spin circles inside the headlight housing and cause additional problems.
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Re: Head Lights Nuts

Postby Pap » Sat Aug 21, 2021 9:55 pm

Barnyard wrote:An impact just might spin circles inside the headlight housing and cause additional problems.

I was wondering about that.
I don't have a nut splitter yet but I think I am going to get one and try that first.
I don't want to have another problem that I don't need.
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Re: Head Lights Nuts

Postby Bill Hudson » Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:38 am

Pap wrote:
Barnyard wrote:An impact just might spin circles inside the headlight housing and cause additional problems.

I was wondering about that.
I don't have a nut splitter yet but I think I am going to get one and try that first.
I don't want to have another problem that I don't need.


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Re: Head Lights Nuts

Postby Pap » Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:55 am

Yep... I am retired and have plenty of time but I don't want it to turn into a big job.
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Location: Columbia, Tennessee

Re: Head Lights Nuts

Postby Pap » Mon Aug 23, 2021 10:26 am

Thanks Don.... I went yesterday and got me a nut splitter.

It worked out great. That was the first time I ever used one. It saved me a lot of headache.

I appreciate it.. Thanks again...
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Re: Head Lights Nuts

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Aug 23, 2021 3:58 pm

Glad it worked out for you. Sometimes if you make a couple of relief cuts with a hacksaw or a die grinder, it makes the split go quicker. Just don’t get into the threads.
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I loved this tractor then and I still love it now.
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Columbia, Tennessee

Re: Head Lights Nuts

Postby Pap » Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:47 pm

That sounds like a great idea. I will try that next time.
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