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Old 08-24-2012, 09:41 PM   #1
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Default Welded Axle-Back Bolts?

I was trying to get the bolts connecting my axle-back to my cat-back off, but they wouldn't budge. Just so I don't go wasting more time trying to twist them off, I wanted to ask; Do these bolts come welded on from the factory?
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:51 PM   #2
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No they aren't welded. I use a wrench to hold one side from moving and a ratchet for the other. It is quite a tough spot to work cause you can't use more of your body to get those bolts free (If your car isn't lifted). Start working out your forearms and biceps I guess.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:37 AM   #3
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No they aren't welded. I use a wrench to hold one side from moving and a ratchet for the other. It is quite a tough spot to work cause you can't use more of your body to get those bolts free (If your car isn't lifted). Start working out your forearms and biceps I guess.
I'm glad they aren't, but at the same time I'm not looking forward to having to get all that caked rust off. I didn't put too much effort into it, so I'll have to have a good go at it tomorrow.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:17 AM   #4
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WD 40 and liquid wrench are your friends.
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:10 AM   #5
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Use a penatrant and air tools. The hammering of the air tool helps to break it loose without breaking it.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:12 PM   #6
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WD40...spit...some anger and ohh a ratchet and wrench will help a lot

Mine was impossible to get off...living in chicago the bolts basically rusted onto the flange...**** salt!
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:05 PM   #7
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PB Blaster is far more effective than WD40 and liquid wrench. some heat from a torch will only help, too.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:15 PM   #8
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Forgot to update. Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I ended up getting them off with a TON of penetrant and an equal amount of elbow grease!
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