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Removing Dethreaded Nut

While torquing down the top locking nut on my damper, I de-threaded it (even though I was using a torque wrench). I am taking the top hat off again, because I have forgotten to install a dust boot washer on it. But the top locking nut has lost its thread. With a 17mm wrench, the nut just keeps turning and turning, but won't unscrew itself from the damper shaft. Anyone know how to remove a nut that has lost its thread?

Yah, this is on the Eibach Pro-System (dampers and springs) . . . in case you have been following the recent messages.

Chieh Cheng
Thu, 20 Aug 2009 21:01:03 +0000

Well, I ended up cutting the locking nut off using a Dremel and a bunch of cutting wheels. The metal nut was still extremely strong after cutting off one side. I had to cut off two-sides on the stripped locking nut. Once I cut off the second side, the stripped nut came apart without much effort.

Chieh Cheng
Fri, 28 Aug 2009 03:28:40 +0000

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