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Miser
04-21-2012, 05:04 PM
I'm preparing for the supercharger installation and I need to remove this. I know I'm not doing it right. When I turn the nut it just spins. How am I supposed to remove it?

https://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll1/Fiderbooze/IMG_4905.jpg

Gliderman8
04-21-2012, 05:12 PM
Here's how I did mine...

Miser
04-21-2012, 05:23 PM
That's a great idea!

TR3driver
04-21-2012, 05:24 PM
If you think your brakes are good, you can try putting the gearbox in 4th and setting the handbrake tightly. Didn't work for me.

Another approach is to use a breaker bar & (preferably) 6-point socket. Line everything up so the breaker bar is laying against the frame or a block of wood, then hit the starter.

TFB
04-21-2012, 05:34 PM
looks like the channel locks are on upside down.
Tom

davidk
04-21-2012, 09:12 PM
Impact wrench. An electric one can be rented.

CJD
04-21-2012, 09:21 PM
That hurts seeing vice grips removing the bolt

Banjo
04-21-2012, 09:43 PM
Or, remove the starter motor, and use a pry bar to block the ring gear in one of the teeth.
Impact wrench would be the easiest.
Remember, you gotta tighten it too.

poolboy
04-21-2012, 09:53 PM
He's got to be pulling our leg... Vice grips and channel locks..come on.. :crazy:

TOC
04-21-2012, 10:09 PM
Just like the local guy....spitfire.....used the starter, came right off......y'all are making this harder than it is.
Proper socket in a long breaker bar, lay end of the bar on top of left hand frame (viewed from driver's seat), neutral, crank it.

TOC
04-21-2012, 10:12 PM
Here's how I did mine...


So.....what model is that? When did they come up with reverse rotation? The way it's hooked up, rotating CW as you look at it, those straps will fold up into pretzels when you put a wrench on it....

DougF
04-21-2012, 10:29 PM
I had someone hold the brake while I wrenched. You definitely need heavier artillery than that. The TR6 is torqued to about 85-95psi.
Hope you have a torque wrench for reinstallation.

Miser
04-21-2012, 10:56 PM
My car is not operational and the brakes aren't working yet.

TR3driver
04-22-2012, 12:13 AM
The way it's hooked up, rotating CW as you look at it, those straps will fold up into pretzels when you put a wrench on it....

Lefty-loosey, righty-tighty

HerronScott
04-22-2012, 12:27 AM
Lefty-loosey, righty-tighty

That's how I always remind my wife and son. :smile:

Although I thought it was righty-tighy, lefty-loosey... :wink:

Scott

TomMull
04-22-2012, 06:23 AM
Just like the local guy....spitfire.....used the starter, came right off......y'all are making this harder than it is.
Proper socket in a long breaker bar, lay end of the bar on top of left hand frame (viewed from driver's seat), neutral, crank it.

Yep, worked every time for me. Quick and easy (I've even used the floor for the end of the breaker).
Tom

booley
04-22-2012, 06:44 AM
Lefty-loosey, righty-tighty

I always ask myself, "if I was a nut, which way would I turn?" :wink: :wink:

Gliderman8
04-22-2012, 09:08 AM
Here's how I did mine...


So.....what model is that? When did they come up with reverse rotation? The way it's hooked up, rotating CW as you look at it, those straps will fold up into pretzels when you put a wrench on it....

He did want to remove it... right? Turn it CCW and it works; reverse straps and you can tighten it. Other suggestions will work too.

TOC
04-22-2012, 02:09 PM
I'm looking at using the starter.....and the ensuing spaghetti, I guess.