Front Diff Actuator not coming out?

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  1. Dusty_GMT800

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    I have been trying to replace my front differential actuator but this thing really does not want to come out. I've used channel locks to no avail. Are there any tips or tricks to get this thing to come out?
     
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    Its screws in there so grab it with the channel locks or pipe wrench and back it out counter clockwise.
     
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    I was gonna say, lol
     
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    Easier said than done, it does not want to turn at all. Tried channel locks and it just doesn't budge one bit
     
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    There are vids on YouTube; run a search and watch somebody else get her done. Maybe it will help, maybe it won't but I don't know what else to tell you. Position the pipe wrench so that you can get a cheater pipe over it for extra leverage. You could also heat it up with a propane torch. Don't go overboard cuz that actuator is plastic, I think.

    A shot of penetrating spray wouldn't hurt. The lubrication properties of the solution will help, more than anything.

    Don't come back here again saying none of those suggestions worked.
     
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    I will try those out, thank you
     

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