Can’t get socket on nut for leveler leg

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  1. TheLight75

    TheLight75 New Member

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    Hello,

    I’m in the process of replacing the leveler legs on our PUP. On each one there is 1 nut that is too close to the leg track to allow a socket over it. I was able to get 3 of them off using an open-faced wrench at a 90 deg angle but there is 1 that I can’t get loose because the wrench keeps slipping off.

    I hope one of the pro’s here can help me solve this challenge. :)
     
  2. tombiasi

    tombiasi Well-Known Member

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    Do you have the correct wrench? Metric?
     
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    Snow Well-Known Member

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    First.. they are stabilizers.. they are not to level the trailer..
    Second, if you can post a picture or two of the problem and problem area..
     
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    If you’ve already rounded the edges of the nut it may be difficult/impossible to remove with an open wrench. A couple things that come to mind are: penetrating lubricant and vice grips. However, I’d only use vice grips as a last resort since they’re sure to ruin the nut but they may allow you to grip it if the nut is already rounded from previous attempts.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions! I was able to get it resolved a few minutes ago. The nut is 9/16" (not metric). The solution was to use my Dremel to grind down one outside corner of the socket so the socket wall was thin enough to slip between the nut and metal track. It came off nice & easy once I got it down to the right thickness.
     
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    Interesting approach! Glad you got it off.
     
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    I had the same problem...I used a 9/16 open ended wrench vertically, turning it a 1/4 turn by clamping the handle in a vice grip. Took forever.
     

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