Clamping Bolt Hard to Turn

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amphihill

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With reference to the Manual.....Section 5 Front Axle:
REMOVING AND RENEWING THE STUB AXLE BUSHING AND OSCILLATING ARM
BUSHING

Strep 9 says:
Unscrew and remove the steering knuckle arm-clamping bolt with
toothed washer. Should the clomping bolt be hard to turn, then
remove the grease nipple from the shaft end, and insert the special
tool AC 22 into the thread grease nipple hole, and fully tighten the
hexagon nut, this will release the pressure from the clamping bolt,
see figure 4 and 5, and enable the bolt to be turned easier.

I have seen the Pic of the AC 22 tool. But what exactly does it
do? How does it work? and Is there a different solution, or
technique?

Thanks in advance
MH
 
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David Chapman

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<tt>Really difficult to explain in email - that tool pulls the axle away from the car and compresses the large washers on the back of the axle shaft. That should make the bolt easier to remove but even with the proper special tool it tends instead to pull the threads out of the grease fitting which leaves the axles mullered ! </tt>
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<tt>Best is to remove the complete axle using the 8 bolts around the housing. </tt>
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