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Old September 30th, 2020, 09:54
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Re: Torque required to remove seized Cherokee front axle nuts?

I don't know if you already have some but two sets (metric and SAE) of six point impact sockets will save you some grief in two ways. With the impact sockets you will save exploding some regular sockets and with the six points you will save rounding off some nuts and bolt heads.
A good quality 1/2 to 3/4 inch adaptor may also come in handy. I have some large one off impact sockets for special jobs, 3/4 inch impact sockets in the larger sizes are a lot easier to find.
Reminds me I loaned out my 3/4 inch impact, time to get it back before it disappears.
Just a tip, I bought hand tools by the pallet at military auctions.
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Old September 30th, 2020, 13:03
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Re: Torque required to remove seized Cherokee front axle nuts?

What do you mean by rotate your batteries on the charger? The only option at the Home Depot here was to buy a 5.0 Ah battery w/charger. That's way more capacity than I need. Maybe Milwaukee has some garden tools I can use to help use the battery more frequently.
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Old September 30th, 2020, 19:13
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Re: Torque required to remove seized Cherokee front axle nuts?

The garden tools tend to need the 9.0Ah batteries.

Look at LED work lights or perhaps a cordless angle grinder if you want to expand your arsenal.
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Old October 1st, 2020, 00:18
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Re: Torque required to remove seized Cherokee front axle nuts?

I already bought into Home Depot's Ryobi line for pretty much everything else. However much you try to just have one type of charging station, it will ultimately fail. Now I have Oregon 36V, Black & Decker 20V, Ryobi 40V, Ryobi 18 V, and Milwaukee 18 V chargers taking up counter space. Unless I get a Milwaukee garden tool, that 5 Ah 18V battery will probably last a year on one charge. The only garden tool I need is non-poled hedge trimmer, so I guess that will be it.

Thanks all for your suggestions. I still don't know what torque was required to remove the seized axle nut, but I'm guessing in the 800-1200 ft-lbs range. I suppose it would have been worse had it had loctite. The 10 mm allen bolts on my Benz had loctite the impact struggled a bit with those. A word of caution for these stuck bolts/nuts, be sure to press the impact's socket in hard and continue pushing in as it impacts. I noticed this tendency to assume the allen socket would stay in the allen bolt, but the jerking from the impacts will let you strip the heads if you don't keep pushing the socket in as it impacts.
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