This Guy Went Through Hell To Remove One Nut From His HondaDavid Tracy7/14/16 1:58pmFiled to: wrenching43523EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Photo: ItsDijital/Imgur Ah, the spindle nut: it is among the most derided nuts in all of nut-dom. This little one on a Honda single-handedly destroyed (nearly) every tool with which its owner tried to remove it. Advertisement The spindle nut connects your halfshaft to your wheel hub, and often looks like a rusty, crusty mess sitting at the center of your brake rotor. And getting the damned thing off, as proven by Redditer ItsDijital’s horror story, is a perilous endeavor meant to destroy human souls. ItsDijital decided to replace the clutch on his Honda, and one of the first steps was removing the CV axles from the transmission. To do that, he had to remove the big, honkin’ 36mm spindle nut shown above. Advertisement So ItsDijital did what any wrencher in the northeast would do: he hit that rusty nut with some PB Blaster penetrating lubricant and a Mapp torch, and then put a huge breaker bar on it.After yanking on that breaker bar, this happened: Photo: ItsDijital/Imgur Okay, so a cheap-o Harbor Freight tool broke; go figure. But ItsDijital was sure a Craftsman breaker bar would get the job done. I mean, sure, they’re all made in China these days, but it’s a Craftsman. It must be good. Sponsored Yeah, well, not good enough. As ItsDijital so eloquently put it, both his breaker bars were “mercilessly decapitated.” Photo: ItsDijital/Imgur Okay, but enough of this child’s play. ItsDijital realized it was time to break out the air tools—in this case, a Craftsman half-inch impact gun. Photo: ItsDijital/Imgur It didn’t work as planned, as ItsDigijital writes he “Slammed the shit out of it, but [was] forced to retreat in the end.” Advertisement Well damn. Two breaker bars down and an impact gun that could only slam a few shits out of something that required many shits slammed. So ItsDijital went up to a 3/4-inch drive breaker bar. Or, as he wrote in his post, a “3/4" knight in shining chromed vanadium steel.” And yet somehow, even that heavy-duty chunk of steel was no match for the Chuck Norris of rusty spindle nuts. Photo: ItsDijital/ImgurPhoto: ItsDijital/Imgur So now he’s got four tools either broken, bent or just too damn weak to move the rusty nut from hell. It’s not going well. That’s when this wrencher went online and bought a “1" drive 6000 lb-ft god...to avenge the fallen.” It’s a torque multiplier, and it’s an absolute beast that you could probably use it to spin a tunnel boring machine and drill a hole straight through a mountain with your bare hands. Photo: ItsDijital/Imgur But ItsDijital didn’t need to spin a tunnel boring machine, all he had to do was remove a small nut. And for that torque multiplier, the task was child’s play: Photo: ItsDijital/Imgur I’d almost feel bad for this guy if the result of his pain hadn’t been this ridiculously hilarious post on imgur, which the author then shared on Reddit. Advertisement Advertisement Thank you ItsDijital for suffering for our amusement. But I’m glad you finally got it done, because your clutch wasn’t looking so hot: Photo: ItsDijital/Imgur Wrenching Can Be MaddeningHere's How You Remove A Fractured Bolt Extractor Tip From Inside A Broken BoltHere's How To Remove A Broken Bolt Without Losing Your MindMy Shitty Honda Is Making Me Lose My MindDavid Tracydavid.email@example.com@davidntracyWriter, Jalopnik. 1985 Jeep J10, 1948 Willys CJ-2A, 1995 Jeep Cherokee, 1992 Jeep Cherokee.