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Old 07-18-2013, 12:50 AM   #1
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Stuck Transmission Bellhousing Bolt

Alright so I'm swapping out my clutch and Im aLmost ready to drop the transmission. Not the top passenger side bolt, but the one just below it won't budge. I got the others out by hand with a socket ratchet but this one won't come out. So then I borrowed a friends air gun and still nothing. I've soaked it with pb blaster but it just won't loosen. I've jacked the transmission up and down thinking maybe there was too much pressure on the one bolt. Anyone have any advice that could help?

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Old 07-18-2013, 12:57 AM   #2
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get a torch and heat the bolt up then use the air gun. it should loosen up

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Hmm didn't think about that. I got a propane torch somewhere around here...
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Mmm except there is oil everywhere down there.
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Mmm except there is oil everywhere down there.
Maybe some spray brake cleaner to clean all the oil off, cover areas with a wet towel, and keep a fire extinguisher close.
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Wouldn't the heat just expand the bolt?

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