Front Axle Nut Removal 2500 4x4
There seems to be something at every turn. My rear brake problem has been corrected now the fronts are gone. For some reason it looks like the caliper hung and I am guessing the inboard side got hot. The rotor is almost all the way through to the fins so the rotor has to be replaced. I got the caliper off and the book say to remove the axle nut. No big deal. About a half day trying to figure out what size it is and locating a socket, now the issue is getting the nut off.
What is the trick? I hit it with air from my 1/2 impact and it didn't budge. I wedged a screwdriver in the slots to keep the rotor from turning and got out my 1/2 breaker bar with a 2 ft section of pipe and jumped up and down. The breaker bar snapped. Now what? I see that it torques down to 175ft/lbs, so I expect it to be tight. If this is going to be this much hassle, I can only imagine what the hub removal will be like. I might try renting a 3/4 impact gun or buying a 3/4 breaker bar, but hate to waste the effort if there is an easier way.