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I am in process of fitting new shocks and springs on my 156, I have done the rear shocks no problem, the front are causing a problem with the captive pinch bolt and the bottom on the strut, I cannot get this screw out, used tins of plusgas still no look, does anyone have any ideas how to loosen this screw without breaking it.

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Is it the 2 in the attached picture?
I can sympathise. They get all the mud etc. thrown up and rust in.:(
I would suggest using black impact drive sockets that are hexagonal (6 corners inside rather than 12), a decent 1/2" drive bar, and something on the end of it for leverage.
You could try heat but it's hard to get an area like this to heat up.
Last resort- Angle grinder putting a slot through the nut and the thread underneath so the nut falls into 2 pieces.
 

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no, it's not the 2 in the picture. it's a single socket cap screw which holds the bottom of the strut into the hub and it has a square nut which seems to have one flat hard against the hub so you cannot spanner this nut off.
 

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Sorry, I haven't come up against anything like that.
Can anyone else help?
 
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