[Vwdiesel] Strut bolt stuck.

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Tue Jun 24 20:32:56 PDT 2008

Will Taygan wrote:
> 1981 VW 1.6 pickup.
> Struts are out of the truck, springs compressed.  I can't loosen the
> 22mm bolt that holds the insert on.  It doesn't have the allen top, but
> rather a 7mm flat top.  I've soaked in P'Blaster, bent up the top and
> broken a 7mm wrench trying to get this off.  I've thought about
> hacksawing the insert off, and then sticking it all in a vise. Any
> better ideas?
> Will.

An impact wrench usually does the trick.  Air will work, or probably even an electric one. 
  I have one of the inexpensive 12v impacts like below:
and it works surprisingly well.



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