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    Ive been trying to get my stering dampener off but the bolt is rusted in and i need to get a tip to use with my air hammer but i dont knwo whats its called, Its like a U chaped wedge that will go around the bolt and pull it out. any ideas what its called and where i can get it?
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    is the nut rounded?? or just heavly rusted??

    get some WD40 (thin oil) into it and let it soak.. then ram it off with an impact driver..

    i know what tool ur talking about but i dont know the name either sorry. al i can think that is like that is a tie rod seperator. but that wont go into no gun
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    • #3
      Actually thats it! this one i just found a image will work with the air hammer but maybe ill just get a cheap standard one and beat it with a hammer. i dont know if its rusted at all its just seezed up in their and i have a 1/4"+ gap to get the tool under it.


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      • #4
        In the industry it is often called a "pickle fork" as well. Just in case your searching. here is another pic
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        • #5
          Nut buster works wonders!

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          • #6
            you could try a nut splitter but be careful you don't wreck your threads. Also try a 12 pointed socket not the usual hex ones and get a decent profesional qulaity one - decent tools are amazing compared to cheap ****.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by WebDog
              Actually thats it! this one i just found a image will work with the air hammer but maybe ill just get a cheap standard one and beat it with a hammer. i dont know if its rusted at all its just seezed up in their and i have a 1/4"+ gap to get the tool under it.


              That looks like a ball joint separator. thos ehtings **** the rubber shields on ball joints if you are not careful.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by WebDog
                Ive been trying to get my stering dampener off but the bolt is rusted in and i need to get a tip to use with my air hammer but i dont knwo whats its called, Its like a U chaped wedge that will go around the bolt and pull it out. any ideas what its called and where i can get it?
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                • #9
                  i got the tie rod seperator ($9.99) and it poped it right off

                  The car drives so much better now, i also tightend the AC belt since it screamed some times haha...


                  That looks like a ball joint separator. thos ehtings **** the rubber shields on ball joints if you are not careful.
                  Good thing i was not removing a ball joint, Metal - Metal is what i had and it would not have matterd since i was replaceing the bolts.
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                  2000 VW Golf TDI 4dr
                  2005 VW GTI MKIV - SOLD

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