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Truss won't tighten to fix neck relief

I picked up a beat-up '91 RG570 last week. I spent 3 days filling in all the edge chips. Started cleaning and adjusting today. The trem is way in the pocket after I got it level so I know I need to shim the neck. There was a little too much relief in the neck so I loosened the truss all the way 1st just to see how far it would move. About 1 turn and it was loose. I tightened it back up and can't even get back to where it was. I'm going to take the nut off and I think there is a washer too, and try and get some grease in there and see if I can get it loosened up. Anyone else run into this problem?
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Re: Truss won't tighten to fix neck relief

Try not to make the rod do the heavy lifting. Clamp the neck to flat surface, and once the neck is flat, tighten the rod to hold it in place.

The string tension will create the relief.
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Re: Truss won't tighten to fix neck relief

If the grease won't loosen it up I'll go that route. Thanks for the tip.
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