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Discovery 3 Rear Toe Spindal Rods Removal

  • 22-09-2021 8:19pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,374 ✭✭✭ O.A.P

    I have posted some pictures of two nuts that I cant budge, on the inside of the toe spindal rods. They take 23mm sockets and not with a breaker bar, nor an impact gun, would they move.

    I have the new spindal rods but they came without the nuts, it's a 17mm diameter thread and I cant find nuts to match anywhere close to me, so I cant just cut them off.

    Is there any obvious way in which I can take these off that I may have missed. Any help would be much appreciated.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,556 ✭✭✭ Miscreant

    I'm no expert on these (I'm sure someone will come along soon who is), but it looks like those nuts have a clip (like a circlip) holding them on at the top so they don't drift out by themselves. Have you tried removing the clips before trying to loosen the nuts?

  • Registered Users Posts: 388 ✭✭ mk7r

    You need a bigger bar and/or a bigger impact gun

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,374 ✭✭✭ O.A.P

    Thanks for the reply.

    It's a castellated nut but no split pin through the bolt .

    I'm not sure if it's a lock nut , I have an old defender and thought I had seen every type of lock nut , maybe not.

    I have found the nuts on line and will have them Saturday so I will just the old ones off now. Part number Ryh500116 if anyone needs it.

    Thanks for the help