I need some guidance. My 2006 Nissan Quest is from up North, underside is full of rusted parts. I'm doing the whole front suspension rebuild. In trying to get the pinch bolt out from the knuckle to A frame, the bolt is seized and an impact will not back it off. I tried to heat up that whole area, impact won't rotate it and using a 3 LBS hammer isn't doing the job in the axial direction. While heating it, grease dripped down, great the boot got hot and made a hole.
My question is this, what type of repairs has anyone seen on boots?
Any advise is welcome, I'm off tomorrow, and can take off on Wednesday, I got some time. I also bought a new CV axle.
I'm thinking of rotating the hole TDC, use solvent to clean the boot and grease off, buying a bicycle repair kit, installing it over the hole, and then doing another patch over the first patch.
Any advise is appreciated towards this repair.
Thanks for any input.
Plain Jane Deceased 1/28/19
70mm TB, True Dual Exhaust, 3:89 Gears, 300M Special Front and Rear Sway Bars
silicone is a possibility. clean it real well, a little roughening to remove shine, smear it around with a good blob over the opening. shouldn't be too bad wearing being the last bellows fold.
but, if you have a new axle, well.
EVERY bolt on this front end is rusted to shit. Even the 10mm bolt for the ABS senor broke off and the body is in the knuckle. I got the ABS sensor out carefully.
I'm thinking of a repair. Like hrmwrm said, I'll clean the heck out of that area, rough sand the boot, use a new bicycle tire as a patch (cut to size), use rubber cement as glue, and might do another patch over that.
I need some guidance. My 2006 Nissan Quest is from up North, underside is full of rusted parts. I'm doing the whole front suspension rebuild. In trying to get the pinch bolt out from the knuckle to A frame, the bolt is seized and an impact will not back it off. I tried to heat up that whole area, impact won't rotate it and using a 3 LBS hammer isn't doing the job in the axial direction.
Just a thought: Is it possible that this pinch bolt is serrated? I'd see if I could get my eyes on a replacement part to double check. Have you tried to gently tap the bolt out from the threaded end? [I usually thread the nut on to protect the thread in case of a missed stroke.]
P.S. If your current luck keeps going, you might end up with all new parts on your car!
when you need heat, it has to be oxy-acet or you'll never get enough heat to burn out the rust.
i have yet to have an axle nut not come off with my 1/2 impact or 3' breaker. mine aren't harbor freight tools either. (not saying anybodies elses are, just pointing out proffessional tools can save headaches)
worst trouble ones i found are the ram fronts. they have a washer that the nut likes to embed a bit into.
i've had axles not come out of hubs though. but it's rare.