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I haven't made up any tools for a long time until about a week ago, couldn't get the drivers side wiper arm off a 406, tried everything, had a rummage round in the garage and found an extractor that I had made for something else, couldn't remember what it was so thought I would modify it and it did the job perfectly.

I used a section of about 1 1/2" square tube, drilled a hole in one face and welded a nut onto it with a bolt that would screw into the tube, on the opposite face I cut a grove so it would fit over something, as I say, cant remember what it was, so I took the grinder to it and made the slot wide enough to fit under the wiper arm and tightened the screw, came off in seconds, I had previously wasted a couple of hours trying to remove it.

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Bit of duplication but my "spring compressors" are worth a mention here too

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Obviously a compressed spring can be lethal if your spring compressors break, but if the rachet or webbing gives way, particularly if you have 3 others in place, and several turns of webbing around the coils for each the likelyhood of a total catestrophic failure is reduced.

Anyway worked for me.
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track rod removal special tool
track rod removal special tool
Instructions for operation.

Attach Molegrips
Wedge 19mm spanner engine block/clutch housing area to prevent any tendency of the rack to turn.
Position 17mm socket on knurled screw of mole grips
Assemble a long lever from assorted extension bars fron the socket set
Wedge axel stand tube against bulkhead
Lever the bar against the axel stand truning the mole grips to undo the stubborn nut.
Yet another case of solving a problem with less than adequate tools with a bit of creative thinking :-D

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That was the passenger side, the drivers side has of course a different geography of getting in the way bits and pieces of engine/bodywork. So different problems to be solved, but an adaption of the leverage principal came up trumps.
track rod removal special tool mark 2
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1/2 inch socket on end of long rod engages with ring of 19mm Spanner (open end fits in notch on rack)
Mole grips on bulbous bit of track rod, Lever exerts downward force on spanner and upward force on mole grips....Hey Presto! track rod undone!
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Hammer and a Spanner



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That's much too delicate Neil, take a look at my home made slide hammer for the big stuff.
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Definitely a slidey hammer! :)

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It was never defeated Chris. :-D

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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Hammer and a Spanner



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I refer to my previous post.......I can confirm first hand it works :-D

Here's the evidence
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Dismantling fluid of choice?

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Dismantling fluid of choice?

Appearances can be deceptive.....a plus gas tin filled with ATF, or ATF plus diesel.
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Just about as far off topic as you can get...neither homemade or improvised....brand spanking new :-D

I feel a bit of cable re-routing is on the cards after lifting our floorboards and seeing what electrical installers did 40 odd years ago so this will come in handy.

Erbauer Angled Keyless Chuck 10mm, just over £20 of the Christmas pocket money tin!
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Diagnostic interface connection between ear and vehicle.
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
28 Dec 2018, 19:02
Just about as far off topic as you can get...neither homemade or improvised....brand spanking new :-D

I feel a bit of cable re-routing is on the cards after lifting our floorboards and seeing what electrical installers did 40 odd years ago so this will come in handy.

Erbauer Angled Keyless Chuck 10mm, just over £20 of the Christmas pocket money tin!

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I've burned out two of those Neil. :) the bevel gears for the right angle seem to be made of muck alloy. Mind you I was doing some tough drilling at the time.

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
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I've burned out two of those Neil. :) the bevel gears for the right angle seem to be made of muck alloy. Mind you I was doing some tough drilling at the time.


I also got the LIdl version for £4.99 when it came up after I had bought the Erbauer one. Havent tried it yet, I'll burn the £20 one out first!

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So what do you need when replacing a few broken slates.....
Number 1.....A suitable youtube video

Number 2....A Slate Ripper. X
Well its a 40+ mile round trip to the nearest "Slate Ripper" supplier. Screwfix and Toolstation within touching distance of each other.............One has slate rippers for £28.99 quid, one for £8.49 (same make at both).

So I made one myself in a bit of inspirational creativity, and it works.
Take one rusty blunt old handsaw. Hacksaw a couple of cuts to the hanging-up hole to fashion the "hook" and bobs your uncle. You can hit the handle end with a hammer to exert additional force if required.
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