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#16 Old 03-07-2009, 04:28 PM
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Nut From Hell

With the "Bolt Out" socket by Craftsman, I got the idler pulley nut off with no problem. BTW, Courtesy Nissan installed the last serpentine belt on this car. Considering where this is located, I don't know how one would torque the pulley nut to specs. There isn't room for a torque wrench.
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It was about time you stopped pussy-footing and got medieval on that nut.

You mentioned the belts were previously changed by Courtesy Nissan. How often do you change them?

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...Considering where this is located, I don't know how one would torque the pulley nut to specs. There isn't room for a torque wrench.
Sometimes I have to do it the old fashioned way. Torque is measured in ftxlb ( (feet multiplied by pounds). Measure the tool you are using from the center of where your hand grabs it to the center of the nut in inches. Convert it to feet (divide by 12). Now divide the torque spec by that distance. That gives you how much force in pounds you have to use. On a bathroom scale, push down with your hand to "feel" the amount of force you need to get to the above pounds. Now go the MO, put the wrench on and give it the same amount of push!

Example. You need to apply 4 ft-lb of torque with a tool that measures 6 inches. 6 inch is 0.5 foot. 4 divided by 0.5 is 8. So you need to apply 8 pounds...

It won't be 100%, but it will be close...

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We bought the '03 MO new, back when folks said, "That's a funny looking car". It's my wife's car. At 42K it was in the dealership and the belts were replaced. They also replaced the cabin filter, where they charged us $84.78, parts and labor. As I said, it's my wife's car, she picked it up, paid the bill, drove it home. When I looked at the bill, after I got off the ceiling, well, that's the last time we went into Courtesy for service. I do my own now. They do have a great parts department giving 20% off. I used to belong to the TwinTurbo.net club which got 20% off of Z parts. They now extend it to other model online purchases.

The MO now has 90K on the clock.

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Some nuts just hold on for dear life...then let go with the right stimulaton...

So is the nut reverse threaded? I'm assuming it's not considering other Nissan's I've worked on. Looks normal to me.

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The "nut from hell" was a right hand thread. The tension adjustment nut on top of the pulley IS a left handed nut.

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I have a "nut from hell" on my garage wall.

It is from 20+ years ago from an exhaust system on a 73 454 caprice cop car.

Was about a 3 hour endevor.... you never forget'em!

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I have a "nut from hell" on my garage wall.

It is from 20+ years ago from an exhaust system on a 73 454 caprice cop car.
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Is it mounted on the wall or embedded in the wall after you threw it in disgust??

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Heeeeeeeelarious...

My bet is that it's imbedded in the wall!

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actually it is now gone.. I went out to take a picture of it and poof.

My boys must have "looked" at it.

I had it on a nail over my work bench. It far less resembled a nut than Dallas's. It looked like a star nut with 50 edges. I used one of those uni wrench things to finally get it off. It creeeeeked horribly with every 2 inches of wrench motion I had in the spot it was... that was after liquid wrench soaking for 2 days.

It was a trophy for not giving up.

Now I own a nut cracker that cleaves a nut on one side.
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The "nut from hell" was a right hand thread. The tension adjustment nut on top of the pulley IS a left handed nut.

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DallasKRSRider, I am about to change the belts and read your post. By a "right hand thread nut", you mean you need to turn the nut clockwise to unscrew it from the idler pulley? thanks.
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Re: Nut From Hell

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With the "Bolt Out" socket by Craftsman, I got the idler pulley nut off with no problem. BTW, Courtesy Nissan installed the last serpentine belt on this car. Considering where this is located, I don't know how one would torque the pulley nut to specs. There isn't room for a torque wrench.
DallasKRSRider, I am glad you got the damn nut out. I, however, don't much luck with mine. I used Bolt-out (both low profile and standard size) but it can't quite grab the nut because of the tight space. I spent 2 hours and finally gave up. I think I will go to a dealer and let them deal with it. Kind of stupid since I put in so much effort and got nothing.
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I used Bolt-out (both low profile and standard size) but it can't quite grab the nut because of the tight space. I spent 2 hours and finally gave up. I think I will go to a dealer and let them deal with it. Kind of stupid since I put in so much effort and got nothing.
Plus, I could be wrong, but isn't this only a couple hundred buck job in the first place (including the price for both belts)?

I know when the idler pulley froze up (at 203K miles) on my Maxima last winter, the bill from the dealer to install both accessory belts AND the new idler pulley assembly was less than $250.
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Plus, I could be wrong, but isn't this only a couple hundred buck job in the first place (including the price for both belts)?

I know when the idler pulley froze up (at 203K miles) on my Maxima last winter, the bill from the dealer to install both accessory belts AND the new idler pulley assembly was less than $250.
The OEM belts are very cheap like less than $20 each. The labor (if I didn't round out the nut) would be 30 min. This should be a $130 job. But that is not the point, the belts are right in my face and I can't change them because of 1 damn rounded nut stood in the way. That is what pisses me off. Why the hell did Nissan design the idler pulley right next to the metal wall to prevent enough spacing to use a ratchet on it?
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