[Vwdiesel] Dasher diesel wagon questions

David Cook vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com
Wed May 9 13:32:35 EDT 2007

--- William J Toensing <toensing at wildblue.net> wrote:
> Thanks to your advice, I was able to buy an 8mm 12
> point socket which extends about 4" before the
> scotet begins so I had clearance on the inter boot.
> Had to use a breaker bar to get the 6 bolts loose

I've never had an issue getting those bolts loose.

Here's what I do:

Since I don't really want to just sit under the car
unnecessarily, I get enough extensions that I can
attach the ratchet from outside the car with the wheel

Anyway, once the car is up on stands and the wheel is
off, then I clean out the inside of the bolt hole by
spraying some cleaner or PB Blaster in there and
getting any gunk out.  

Then, I use a hammer to pound the driver into the bolt
hole.  This does two things:  Makes sure the driver is
seated and with a good number of smacks with the
hammer, it will help loosen any threads rusted
together or something.

After all this, everything comes apart pretty easily.

If you have a problem with the axle wanting to spin,
have a friend step on the brakes.



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