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Unread 11-19-2011, 03:28 PM   #1
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can't remove a bolt

any tips for removing a bolt that just won't budge? i used wd-40, and i don't have power tools.

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Unread 11-19-2011, 03:46 PM   #2
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Heat it with a flame

hit it with break free, let it set over night and use a large breaker bar.


If that doesn't work cut it off, then drill and tap a new hole
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Unread 11-19-2011, 04:09 PM   #3
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i don't think i'll be heat it or cutting it off...its the one on the oil pan
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Unread 11-19-2011, 04:15 PM   #4
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Are you talking about the drain plug? I'm surprised its that hard to get off! Maybe try a breaker bar.
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Unread 11-19-2011, 04:17 PM   #5
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PB blaster it for a few days good and then try, and breaker bar.
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Unread 11-19-2011, 04:29 PM   #6
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Are you talking about the drain plug? I'm surprised its that hard to get off! Maybe try a breaker bar.
yea, never had a problem before
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Unread 11-19-2011, 04:47 PM   #7
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If a breaker bar doesn't work, and your feeling ballsy, try this.

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I was unable to remove the oil drain plug because the dealer who changed the oil had tightened the drain plug too tight. I was able to break it free by jacking up the passenger side of my car with the standard jack, attaching the longest 1/2" socket wrench handle I had to the drain plug in a position that placed the end of the handle near the ground, slowly lowering the jack until the handle touched the ground, and then continued lowering the jack slowly. This placed a twisting force on the drain plug until the weight of the car popped the drain plug loose. Fortunately, no damage occurred.
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Unread 11-19-2011, 04:52 PM   #8
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first you need a 1/2 breaker bar and a buddy. place breaker bar on plug and turn in the CCW direction And then while straining really hard trying to break it loose,have your buddy thump you in the balls. If the oil pan is still in one piece and intact, good job if you ripped the oil pan off the jeep, your buddy thumped too hard.
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Unread 11-19-2011, 04:57 PM   #9
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Unread 11-19-2011, 05:20 PM   #10
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first you need a 1/2 breaker bar and a buddy. place breaker bar on plug and turn in the CCW direction And then while straining really hard trying to break it loose,have your buddy thump you in the balls. If the oil pan is still in one piece and intact, good job if you ripped the oil pan off the jeep, your buddy thumped too hard.
i think i'll pass on this one.

i had my brother try (since he's stronger) and it didn't budge. breaker bar-i'll have to buy one tomorrow, or i'll just end up taking it to a shop this one time.
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Unread 11-19-2011, 05:27 PM   #11
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i have an assortment of thick walled steel tubing purchased cheaply that i manage to need on every project, best investments ive made, go to your local home depot or lowes or any other home improvement store and buy a pipe witht the inside diamter just slightly larger than the outside diatemer or your socket wrench, slide it over the end and use it like that, be careful though, i have actually over loaded a socket wrench doing this and broke the ratcheting device on the inside (not entirely sure what to call it, lol) and the socket wrench would not hold a load after
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Unread 11-19-2011, 05:33 PM   #12
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piece of pipe on a breaker bar

if it still dosent budge get a bigger pipe and repeat, the longer the pipe to more leverage / torque, it will come off, its not super man.
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Unread 11-19-2011, 05:35 PM   #13
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I use a set of mountain bike handle bars, but you may be buying a new wrench if this happens

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be careful though, i have actually over loaded a socket wrench doing this and broke the ratcheting device on the inside (not entirely sure what to call it, lol) and the socket wrench would not hold a load after
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Unread 11-19-2011, 05:44 PM   #14
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I use a set of mountain bike handle bars, but you may be buying a new wrench if this happens
yeah, i forgot to mention i use it with my 3/8 breaker bar after that happened, mainly because i smashed all 4 of my knuckles against the ground and was lucky not to break a bone when it broke
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Unread 11-19-2011, 06:24 PM   #15
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Remove pan empty and reinstall. Continue as normal. FTW
Just kidding I'd be pissed if mine was that tight that's crazy.
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