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    Default Spindle lock bolt

    Of course I have snapped off the spindle pin lock bolt nut and have researched on these threads to see how to push the bolt out of the spindle. Having no luck with sledge and heat. Any suggestions on getting this bolt out? Thanks, Victor.
    73 Z, 06 Honda civic

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    Just use a punch and drive it up and out. With the nut
    broken off there nothing holding it any more. The retaining
    pin is put in from the top.

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    Spray some Kroil or PB Blaster penetrant in there. (theres only rust holding it in) then whack the snot out of it with a pin punch and a BFH.

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    The real fun begins when time comes to pull the
    spindle pins.

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    I've already tried the penetrating oil, heat, and pounding the locking bolt out with a punch, but the thing must have become one with the spindle pin. May have to take to a machine shop and have them give it a try. Hopefully they can maneuver the assmbly into a press and give it a shot. If they can get the bolt out, I might as well have them get the pin out also. Thanks, Victor.
    73 Z, 06 Honda civic

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    Just a though! If the retaining pin is as frozen-in-place as mentioned, it's likely the spindle itself will be tough to get out as well....so, you might consider drilling out the pin. If you do, be careful not to F-up the casting. Once it's out of the way, you can tackle the fun job of removing the spindle. Purchase new spindles and retaining pins.

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    Do some research on the "spindle pin puller". You will be glad you did.
    The 1973 240Z 165540 Slightly modified. L28, 5sp, cam, headers, MSD 6AL, power windows, power door locks, leather seats, custom this and custom that.

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    Yeah I'll definitely borrow a pin puller if the pin doesn't come out easily. I did buy new pins and bolts. Thanks people. Victor.
    73 Z, 06 Honda civic

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    hey tanny...someone directed to this...i didn't know there were any fellow Z enthusiest in Durango! what color is your Z? you live in town? mines part gloss part flat black...(in the middle of painting.)

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