- Nov 12, 2021
- Columbia, SC
I was using the harbor freight wrench set, by the time I was done I could fit the 34mm wrench on it.I suppose taking to Dealership is and option.
But if you want to give another shot, at removing the stuck globe today.
Harbor Freight has a forged open end wrench set. I use the 36mm form the kit. It's a very tight fit, so I tap wrench onto the globes nut for a very secure fit. Than for added leverage, I use a pipe on 36mm wrench handle. If only corners of globes nut round, you may still get a good hold on flats.
If nut now to round, which I've not seen happen (knock on wood).
My next move(s), May be:
forged 36mm. Forged is key, as they'll not flex or expand.
- A cold chisel. With great care in placement, so not to damage anything other than globe.
- A chain wrench. Which could prove to difficult to get on and hold globe.
- Drill and run a steel rod though as a handle.
- If all other attempts fail. I'd remove the actuator and take to the bench.
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Eventually I was hammering on the wrench, then using a pipe for leverage.
I had it soaked in blaster for 2 days.
I tried to remove the whole assembly, I removed 2 bolts holding it to the frame plus 2 fluid lines and it wouldn't budge. I could not figure out what else was holding it in place. I had just spend the last 6 hours breaking a globe, I didn't want to push my luck and break more.
I don't have a chain wrench, nor does HF but that's what Lexus said they will probably use.