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Strut Rod Nut

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I recently installed new Strut Rod bushings and the kit supposedly included 'self locking nuts'. After having the car aligned, the nuts came loose after a few hours of driving. I've tightened them several times but they still come loose. I'm guessing they were not really 'self locking'! Any suggestions on what I can do would be appreciated.
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What year Mustang?
Sorry - It's a '68
You can stake the nut. Get a large dull chisel, set the face against one flat side of the nut, and wail on the chisel. What is does is forces the nut out of round, and will keep it from vibrating off.

An old mechanic's trick. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
Something doesn't seem right. I have ordered a couple of bushing kit's for my 67 and never got "nuts". Do the bushings have a metal sleeve inside? Do you have nuts on both sides of the bushings? The torque from the two nuts against the bushing sleeves should hold the nuts inplace.
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