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Any advice on how to disassemble a sta-lok terminal? I've unscrewed it but the nut, that portion on the cable will not budge from the cone. Help is appreciated.
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A slide hammer would work well...that's what we used...but we had to make a fitting for it so it would only move the fitting off the cone. Then you have to stop the cable from shifting...we braced it using heavy padding and vise grips. YMMV.
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Assuming you do not need to reuse the wire, grip the wire in a vice about 1" from the fitting. Screw the eye/stud or whatever you have back on to the fitting at least three turns but no more than five. With a wrench turn the fitting in the direction that will tighten the lay of the wire and while holding it under pressure hit the end of the eye/stud with a steel hammer. This will usually, (in my experience over 95% of the time), cause the fitting to pop loose. Good luck.
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I get the feeling that he needs to use the wire again... I know I did...
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I get the feeling that he needs to use the wire again... I know I did...
He might have to dig out the old soft jaws then.
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