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#1 (permalink) Old 08-05-2009, 09:04 PM
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Cant break a bolt lose? how can i?

Hey again, this is different from my last post, but has to kinda do with the same thing. Im trying to break lose the bolt thats holding my rear strut on. And for the life of me i cant even break it lose.



I keep tryin and its sorta rounding out the bolt. Its a 16mm bolt corrrect? I dont wanna screw myself and break the bolt either.

Any ideas guys? I need to break that mother lose! haha
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I haven't meet a bolt yet that I haven't been able to get off with my 25" breaker bar.

If you don't have a breaker I'd suggest picking one up, I think its my favorite tool.

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Ummmmm should be 17mm.......

Use an impact gun or a breaker bar

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Come on man thats a California car, there's no such thing as a stuck bolt!

Try loosening bolts when the underside of your car looks like this:


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Come on man thats a California car, there's no such thing as a stuck bolt!

Try loosening bolts when the underside of your car looks like this:

jesus f'n christ... haha

yea i just gotta get a breaker bar, hopefully i can get the leverage with my car on jack stands haha
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Yeah a nice sized breaker bar or a cheater pipe should do the trick. You could also try a shot of PB blaster just to be sure.

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i usually use an impact too

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17MM! Not 16...
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I use a 17mm closed end wrench and hit it with a hammer.

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Hey again, this is different from my last post, but has to kinda do with the same thing. Im trying to break lose the bolt thats holding my rear strut on. And for the life of me i cant even break it lose.



I keep tryin and its sorta rounding out the bolt. Its a 16mm bolt corrrect? I dont wanna screw myself and break the bolt either.

Any ideas guys? I need to break that mother lose! haha
Question, where is your spring?

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PB Blaster. Soak it for a day. Try it with a impact socket and a breaker bar. I always soak suspension bolts for a day with PB Blaster before working on the car.

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I haven't meet a bolt yet that I haven't been able to get off with my 25" breaker bar.

If you don't have a breaker I'd suggest picking one up, I think its my favorite tool.

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soak the hell out of it with the PB Blaster for a while then use the proper size with a breaker bar......if it doesnt work try using a hammer on the end of the breaker bar.....if the bolt ends up rounding somewhat use a hammer and a cheap socket one size smaller than the right one beat it one and try that....hope that helps

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Question, where is your spring?
Heres the answer

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Ok first heres the broke strut. I was able to pull the spring off by hand (was surprised it held as long as it did with me driving on it).

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Breaker bars suck! I always user a pipe on my 1/2 inch drive craftsmen wrench. With a breaker bar, I can never get the right angle. plus the Craftsman is stronger. I have broken 3-4 breaker bats and only one wrench. Plus the wrench has a no hassle lifetime guarantee.
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Breaker bars suck! I always user a pipe on my 1/2 inch drive craftsmen wrench. With a breaker bar, I can never get the right angle. plus the Craftsman is stronger. I have broken 3-4 breaker bats and only one wrench. Plus the wrench has a no hassle lifetime guarantee.
same here, i use the jack handle. works everytime and i have only broke one ratchet and you wont brake the jack handle. and soaking the bolts does work too, or mabey you just need bigger muscles lol JK
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