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Dune Crawler
01-13-2014, 07:56 PM
I'm having trouble taking a bolt off (even with a drill). Any ideas on what I could do?

NFRs2000NYC
01-13-2014, 07:58 PM
I'm having trouble taking a bolt off (even with a drill). Any ideas on what I could do?

Which bolt in particular? Is there a nut on it?

14Sport
01-13-2014, 07:59 PM
If you can't loosen the bolt then penetrating oil and a breaker bar. If the head is snapped off then an easy out. That's what I do anyway.

Canvas JK
01-13-2014, 08:03 PM
use some winter green oil on it. If you are having trouble getting the socket to grip use some milk of magneseum on it. I know it sounds goofy but it works. I use this all the time getting bolts and screws that are heated to over 1100* F on Naval aircraft.

R/
Will

pvanweelden
01-13-2014, 08:05 PM
heat it up with a torch

14Sport
01-13-2014, 08:22 PM
use some winter green oil on it. If you are having trouble getting the socket to grip use some milk of magneseum on it. I know it sounds goofy but it works. I use this all the time getting bolts and screws that are heated to over 1100* F on Naval aircraft.

R/
Will

Never heard that one but I am certainly intrigued. Do you just brush it on the sides of the bolt head and let it dry, then put a socket on it?

Dune Crawler
01-13-2014, 10:09 PM
Thanks for the info I'll try using some oil on it. The steering wheel bolt is what's giving me so much trouble and headache 64458

Army_Vet
01-13-2014, 10:16 PM
Thanks for the info I'll try using some oil on it. The steering wheel bolt is what's giving me so much trouble and headache 64458

So are you using a clutched drill to try and break the torque?
im just trying to follow you here.
The head does not look rounded yet, I would use a socket breaker bar and cheater pipe if needed.

These bolts can be tough to break after a few years but not to the point where they are impossible; the worst part is the shaft turning while you are trying to apply the torque

NFRs2000NYC
01-14-2014, 12:33 AM
If you have the room, use a 3/4" ratchet and the top half of a pump jack handle (as a breaker) to snap it loose. A little heat may help as well.

Canvas JK
01-14-2014, 12:35 AM
Never heard that one but I am certainly intrigued. Do you just brush it on the sides of the bolt head and let it dry, then put a socket on it?

Use it like you would WD-40. Let it sit and then put a socket on it. Works like a champ and even clears your sinuses.

R/
Will


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14Sport
01-14-2014, 02:34 PM
Use it like you would WD-40. Let it sit and then put a socket on it. Works like a champ and even clears your sinuses.

R/
Will


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Awesome. Gonna have to try it just for the novelty factor alone.

Elusive
01-14-2014, 03:04 PM
If you are having trouble getting that bolt out of your STEERING system perhaps you should pay someone to do the work or find someone that knows how to spin a wrench to help you.