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How do I remove an overly tightened lock ring on my pool cartridge filter?

Ive tried hammer and wood using quite a force and it won't budge. It just won't turn.

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Some of those filter rings were reverse to unlock. Check to see that this isn't the case before you crack the ring trying to remove it.

Posted on Nov 28, 2014

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SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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Are you peeling back the dash board cover when you do this?I had to remove all knobs and remove dashboard screws in order to remove my radio. Hey I wonder if that's a security feature.

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SOURCE: 2004 cts oil filter was

Make sure you have the socket on the nut securely and use a piece of pipe or a big wrench on the end of the ratchet to give you more leverage.

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SOURCE: wheel stuck on hub won't come off.

That kind of thing happens a lot and I work in a auto-shop. The corrosion builds up on the hub and swells up in the middle of the rim. 1. Put all lugnuts back on, leave them half way off. 2.Keep kicking the tire from the backside until it pops off the hub. Don't worry, you can't damage the rim by kicking it yourself. (Unless your the incredible ) The lugnuts will keep the tire from falling on the brake components when it comes off the hub.

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SOURCE: Remove idler arm from center link on ''97 k1500 suburban

take a 3 to 5 pound hammer strrike the center link around the outside circle where the idler arm goes through three good blows usually does it. alternative use a tie rod/ ball joint seperator available at any good parts store. a hammer always worked for me

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SOURCE: cannot remove brake drums

Get the Rear up on Jack Stands; and get the rubber plugs out.  If you don't have jack stands, take it to a shop.

Once on Jack Stands - don't be 'nice'  to the rubber plugs on the back of the wheel.  They are easily replaceable.  Get them out.  Screwdriver, jackhammer, kitchen knife... get them out.  Then turn back the adjustor to substantially loosen the brake shoes (as you are already aware...)

Not familiar with the 6-8 bolts going into the hub system.  But should be fairly obvious to you - if you have that...

The shoes can get quite worn into the drum on a 2500 truck, when maintenance is not always done...

I assume with the rear up on Jackstands - and the tire off - you can rotate the drum by hand?  Right?  You should be able to...  If able to rotate the drum - then the only thing holding the drum on - is the shoes... or a broken spring messed up inside.  Get the rubber plugs on the backside of the brake plate - OFF.  Again - these are cheap and readily available.

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