Stuck truss rod???

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  1. DirtySteve

    DirtySteve Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    How do you free up a stuck truss rod nut? I went to give it a tweak and the nut won't budge. I don't want to break it or anything so how do I go about freeing it up? The guitar is a '97 and it looks like it's probably never been adjusted.
     
  2. IbanezMark

    IbanezMark Senior Member

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    I would let some WD40 soak in for a while, then try again.

    Before you go at it, just make sure your wrench is a perfect fit. It should free up!
     
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    DirtySteve Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Thanks Mark...I didn't think it would be that simple.
     
  4. scat7s

    scat7s New Member VIP Member

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    try backing off before tightening too, just to break her loose.
     
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    TwinACStacks New Member

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    +1000

    :):) twin
     
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    Paint a dot on one of the flats with magic marker, liquid paper, touch up paint, or finger nail polish and only do small adjustments.
     
  7. chuckharmonjr

    chuckharmonjr Well-Known Member

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    WD40 is good..so is liquid wrench....absolutely go the other way first to try and break it free.
     
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    So how'd it go Steve? Did she loosen up?
     
  9. scat7s

    scat7s New Member VIP Member

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    yeah break her loose, lets get this show on the road!
     
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    If you have access to military weapons oil (CLP), it works wonders for a truss rod nut. It's great for any metal on metal application. I picked up a couple of bottles of it the last time I ran across someone selling it. I even like the way it smells.
     
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    chuckharmonjr Well-Known Member

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    Damn Alan...sniffing oil?...You aint EVEN right...lol
     
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    RiverRatt Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    LOL! No, it just smells like guns. Like wiping down a rifle or shotgun after it's been out in the rain. If you've ever used it, you'd remember the smell. Hell, I've known I wasn't right since about my first day of kindergarten.
     
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    66 galaxie Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Breaker bar and put some muscle in it..

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    Just kidding man:lol::lol:
     
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    :lol::lol:
    made my night! lol
     
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    66 galaxie Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Lol, I'm a clown huh :lol:
    Glad I made you laugh buddy. Hope you and your gal work it out :fingersx:
     
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    me too! thanks dude!
     
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    :) galaxie, if you just slip the handle from your floor jack over the breaker bar handle you can get more leverage.......

    :lol::lol: TWIN
     
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    My Snap-on rattle gun never fails me.
     
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    That great man, thanks for the laugh first thing this morning! :lol:



    I didn't have time to mess with it yet, sorry guy's, hopefully I'll get it after work today, I had some things come up last night...

    Thanks for all the advice, I really thought there would be more to it than that. I'm not near as worried about it now...:hippie:
     
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    I used some Liquid Wrench on it and let it sit for a while...I heard it break free but now it doesn't do anything. It's completely loose, but won't it tighten up!!!! :confused:
     

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