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Hey guys, my buddies and I have been trying to remove one bolt for about 2 hours now. Disregarding the fact that they have extreme mental disorders, this should have been quick process. Anyway, we are stuck on the bottom right bolt that goes into the motor(we realize we took them off in the wrong order). We've tried PB blaster and it's not helping. We're having troubles getting leverage on the bolt because it's such a tight space. Do you guys have any recommendations? U-joints? Thank you in advance
 

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is there room for a breaker bar?
if you don't have that just get a longer piece of pipe that will give you more torque
Not enough room, we've tried it. You can't get a straight piece of pvp pipe up through the bottom and if you go at it from the top, you get screwed by the tubes and can't turn anything. Thanks for your advice though, i appreciate it.
 

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Welp we're gonna call it a night and I'm back home now. In all honesty, we took the bolts off the header in the wrong order (I didn't think that taking it off in a random order would matter as compared to installation pattern going from inside to outside, kinda like taking lug nuts off in any order). However, the header was COLD at the time so I don't see how that could have impacted the pressure placed on the one bolt all the way on the passenger side. I've tried reinstalling the other nuts and bolts to 33 ft/lb as factory spec and it hasn't done anything for us.
Don't see how that weak little bolt gave us so much trouble. Tomorrow we're tightening the subframe bolts back and driving the car to an exhaust shop open-header and see if they'd loosen the bolt for us with air tools and know-how.
 

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I have a 1" Steel pipe I use as a breaking bar, I just slide it over whatever ratchet I'm using at the time. Stuck nuts & bolts dont stand a chance.

It's very important to go into every job with the right tools, make your life sooooo much easier.
 

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All of the bolts are accessible from the top, thats how i pulled mine off, just use a breaker bar.
 

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um since this thread is old, i thought I'd just ask since it's related. The bolt that connects the lower arm and the rear shock is stuck. I mean STUUUCK. I have a breaker bar, have room for the breaker bar, but this isn't going anywhere. What can i do? I've been tapping it and oiling it, but this thing isn't budging. And I'm afraid to strip the bolt. PLease help...i only have this one side left and this is causing major delays and headaches..
 

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take it mieneke the bolt needs to be heated up
? Never heat up the bolt. Heat forces the metal to expand making the bolt even tighter. If you're going to heat something up, heat up the surrounding area, not the bolt.

um since this thread is old, i thought I'd just ask since it's related. The bolt that connects the lower arm and the rear shock is stuck. I mean STUUUCK. I have a breaker bar, have room for the breaker bar, but this isn't going anywhere. What can i do? I've been tapping it and oiling it, but this thing isn't budging. And I'm afraid to strip the bolt. PLease help...i only have this one side left and this is causing major delays and headaches..
Any mechanic will tell you that jarring something loose is the best way to go about removing stubborn hardware. Just keep hitting the breaker bar with the palm of your hand and it'll break loose eventually.
 
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