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Old 04-05-2013, 02:41 PM   #1
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Bolts stuck

I have no wd40 or impact wrench and I have two bolts standing in my way of installing my light bar I need ideas to get it off without braking it

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Pb and let it soak. Heat helps too.

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Old 04-05-2013, 02:51 PM   #3
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What bolts? More Info would help.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:03 PM   #5
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Tow hook bolts
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:04 PM   #6
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Does autozone have that
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Does autozone have that
Home Depot, lowes, and ace hardware all have PB Blaster here, so maybe auto zone would.
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Really depends on what bolt you are talking about. If you are looking for suggestions, use penetrating oil, and some time, heat, or if t's stripped... weld a nut on it and then remove.
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Really depends on what bolt you are talking about. If you are looking for suggestions, use penetrating oil, and some time, heat, or if t's stripped... weld a nut on it and then remove.
It's two bolts that hold the tow hooks the drivers side came out easy but the two on the passenger side is giving me hell
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:14 PM   #10
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Use a breaker bar or put a pipe on your wrench to get some more force on the bolts.
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Use a breaker bar or put a pipe on your wrench to get some more force on the bolts.
I was thinkin bout that but I don't wana break them
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I was thinkin bout that but I don't wana break them
I'd be very impressed if you could break the tow hook bolts.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:22 PM   #13
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Did my bumper installs using a mini torch to heat up the bolts. The tow hooks were rough, but nice heated up they gave.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:23 PM   #14
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Tow hook bolts
Ah, those are a MOTHER to get out. I ended up using a 3/8th inch wrench with a 55 Torx bit, and a four foot piece of pipe to use as a breaker bar. Very difficult bolts.
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Impact driver with the correct size socket? As Freeskier mentioned, you're still going to have to beat the devil out of them.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:21 PM   #16
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WD40 is not even remotely good at loosening hardware that is seized/held by corrosion or galling. The best products that actually work include PB-Blaster, Break Free, Liquid Wrench, or Kroil. Even they need time and sometimes multiple applications to work though.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:46 PM   #17
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Update I found bp blaster and drenched those mofos now I'm giving them time to soak in
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:55 PM   #18
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good deal... bang on them to. Put the socket/bit on and hammer straight down to help shock them if need be.

Then, attach a 450 foot long piece of pipe to your socket wrench for leverage. Walk 1/4 mile to the other side of the pipe and you should be able to break them loose lol.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:00 PM   #19
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Haha best answer I've got all day
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:33 PM   #20
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Just make sure you're using a QUALITY torx socket/ bit.
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PB WORKS and if that is not enough take a drift and wack the head of the bolt a bunch of times with appropriate force and keep trying it will work. DO NOT USE A BREAKER BAR
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DO NOT USE A BREAKER BAR
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I'm pretty sure PB Blaster can cure cancer.
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They still haven't turned loose
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They still haven't turned loose
PB takes time, as any solvent does, to break stuck bolts loose. Slow torque will move them eventually. If you've got an extension tube in a heavy duty breaker bar you'll get them.

Maybe the guy who said no breaker bar was worried the bar would break before the bolt.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:58 PM   #26
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Update I got them sum bitches here's the finished product
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:56 AM   #27
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Thanks for all the help yesterday
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Nice! Glad you got them out.
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Realize I am "late to the party", but having replaced/ removed the front bumper and lights for the 3rd time, this year my bolts were getting worn inside the tork head....and were a real PIA to get out....might not be a bad idea to replace with some grade 8 bolts that are standard head instead of Tork...but glad you got the factory bolts out!!
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:22 AM   #30
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What do y'all think of the new grille guard/light bar

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