Trouble removing carburetor nuts


Old 10-26-13, 06:51 AM
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Trouble removing carburetor nuts

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I attempted to remove the carburetor from a Troybilt rototiller with a Tecumseh HH60 engine. The carb needs a good soaking. When turning the nuts counterclockwise, the nuts and studs turn together! I left it at that to seek some advice. Any suggestions on how to resolve the situation would be appreciated.

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Old 10-26-13, 07:22 AM
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Should not be an issue.
Should be able to pull out on the carb. at the same time as your turning the nut so it does not hit the casting.
Old 10-26-13, 07:50 AM
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Mine have screws with Philip head, not studs. The nuts are pretty tight with the carb body and will not turn. Check to see if yours has screws.
Old 10-26-13, 08:14 AM
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Spray nuts and bolts with liquid wrench. Wait ten minutes or so. Tap and/or rap nut and then bolt with hex end wrench to jar them some what. Then use two wrenches. One on the bolt and one on the nut. Hold bolt end with wrench while you loosen the nut. Carefully and slowly so as not to strip threads or break the bolt...

When reinstalling bolt, be sure the treads are clean. Oil threads lightly and tighten using both wrenches. Bolt end held in place to prevent turning while tightening the nut end. Snug it up but due no over tighten. Those types of nuts and bolts are not case hardened steel!!! Threads can strip easily or bolt will or can break!!!...
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As I recall that carb had two Phillips head screws partly obsecqured by the carb body that screw into the block.

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