Cars aren't put together like they used to be. At one point in time, manufacturers bolted things together under the assumption that some mechanic later on would need to remove it in order to replace or repair it. That's part of the reason why there are still year-old cars on the road today. Push nuts -- like glue and pop-rivets -- are one of the auto industry's concessions to manufacturing cost of ease of maintenence.
And that, unfortunately, means destroying the fastener while removing it and paying to replace it afterward. Remove the plastic cover on the push nut -- if it uses one -- by gently prying it off with a flathead screwdriver. Once the push nut is exposed, use the screwdriver to pry it away from the surface it seats against. Place the vice grips onto the push nut and turn it while pulling it off of the bolt or rod it is installed on. This may take a little effort and a combination of prying with the screwdriver and pulling with the vice grips.
Break the push nut with a screwdriver or chisel. One way to remove a push nut is by inserting the top of a sharp flathead screwdriver or a chisel between the teeth of the push nut and the bolt. Pry the teeth of the push nut up until they bend or break, allowing the push nut to be removed from the bolt. If you do not want to scratch the bolt that the push nut is installed onto, this is not the best removal method. Put on your eye, ear and face protection.
Grind the push nut off of the bolt with an angle grinder. Ensure that you have adequate clearance and working room when using this removal method. If necessary remove components near the bolt and the push nut so they do not get damaged. Place a grinding wheel on the angle grinder.
Carefully grind down the teeth on the push nut so it can be removed from the bolt. This article was written by the It Still Runs team, copy edited and fact checked through a multi-point auditing system, in efforts to ensure our readers only receive the best information.
To submit your questions or ideas, or to simply learn more about It Still Runs, contact us. Step 1 Remove the plastic cover on the push nut -- if it uses one -- by gently prying it off with a flathead screwdriver.Available at participating Ace locations.
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Log in or Sign up. Yamaha XS Forum. Enjoy XS Consider making a donation to help support the site. Hey Facebook people We've created a group for XS Check it out! Donate Facebook Group. How best remove push nuts from the back of badges Discussion in ' The Garage ' started by gggGaryDec 19, Tags: paint. Dec 19, 1. I need to remove the early chrome chevrons from some side covers. What's the best way to remove the stainless pushnuts without wrecking the plastic pins on the chevrons?
Dec 19, 2. I've allway's used mini pics to pry the teeth open more. One on each side. Dec 19, 3. VisegrippeDec 19, Dec 20, 4. Dec 20, 5. If it's what I'm thinking of, then any way that doesn't put pressure on the plastic stem in the middle is ok.I have an Excell Pressure Washer. The one piece plastic wheel broke. I have a replacement. I've tried prying with common screw drivers, all I do is gouge the old plastic wheel.
Well its just a press on cap, better to use pliers, put the jaws around the cap edge and either pry off or grasp a hammer give it a whack, closer to the jaw the better. If you can get the pliers around the axle shaft behind the cap, hold it on but not tight then whack it with the hammer if not coming off hit it harder if rusted use wd40 its press fit will come of with a good hit.
Many of those are simply jammed onto the end of a shaft, held in place with a spring tooth. They are not considered re-usable. Replace with a new one, or drill a hole through the shaft and install a washer and cotter-pin to hold the wheel on. If all else fails get a hold of it with a pair of pliers and twist. You can replace it for about 25 cents. Answer Save. Favorite Answer. If you can get the pliers around the axle shaft behind the cap, hold it on but not tight then whack it with the hammer if not coming off hit it harder if rusted use wd40 its press fit will come of with a good hit Hope that helps Lr.
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Back to top. Get to Know Us.My new motor truck came with no new speed nuts. These are small, flat, slightly curved metal strips that slip over the shaft holding the motor in place.
The strips have small 'pins' that grab the shaft, creating a tight friction grip. Do I straighten the speed nut slightly or bend it a little more? Can these even be removed and re-used? Hope you guys can help me make the old ones work on the new motor truck.
How do you guys remove speed nuts?
I've done this many times, and used the same speed nut again. Take a pair of ordinary pliers and "flatten" the 4 pins to the same plane as the nut itself.
No need to bend the nut-it should be fairly flat. When you want to re-use it, just press it back on and force the pins gently against the rod as on accessories or rectangular post as on motors with a pair of needle-nose pliers, and voila that's French for prestoit will hold just as it originally did.
Ran into the same problem with my Alco. I ended up using a pair of needle nose pliers to flatten the bow out of the 'speed nut', then pried it off by tipping it off of the stud in the long direction - broke both one side of each speed nut using this method, though.
They probably broke when the tabs went over center as they reversed on the way off of the stud. Like you, I did not have spares.
I re- used the broken speed nuts by pressing them onto the studs concave side down.
How to remove a press on cap/nut from axle shaft.?
So far, so good. I've seen these listed in Olsen's. Next time I order something from them, I'll also get some of the these clips. I suppose if one were to work carefully, some small pieces of shim stock could be forced up from the bottom side of the spring nut to release the tabs and ease them off of the stud. Okay, thanks. That worked.Skip to main content. Speed Nuts.
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