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Old 10-01-2004, 07:41 PM   #1
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Default How in the hell do you get bolts off?!?

Alright so i am in the middle of doing an oil change for the tranny and rear diff... went out and bought all the oil and had the car jacked up..i dont know if its just my car or if its everyones, but my bolts for both the tranny and rear diff wont budge at all! driving me crazy. would u guys suggest using a impact gun to loosen them or what. i mean i have put all my muscle into getting them loose and they wont budge. and no im not just weak. its absolutly crazy! the engine went fine, got the bolt out easy..so whats up with these? what do you guys suggest i do? i have an impact gun and compressor, i just wasnt sure if i should use it on them. someone plz help! i appreciate it alot. thanks Jared
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Old 10-01-2004, 07:45 PM   #2
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Its called a breaker bar. 2-3' long and will typically slide over the end of your rachet.

If you dont have said breaker bar, I usually use a 2 foot section of piping that I have around my house. Havent found a bolt yet that I couldnt break...
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Old 10-01-2004, 07:46 PM   #3
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breaker bar
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Old 10-01-2004, 07:49 PM   #4
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leftey loosey, rightey tightey...sorry had to do it
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Old 10-01-2004, 08:03 PM   #5
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Solution?

Try something larger than 1/4in drive?
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Old 10-01-2004, 08:08 PM   #6
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As posted, a nice 18-24" long 3/8" or 1/2" drive breaker bar.
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Old 10-01-2004, 08:15 PM   #7
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Breaker bar as suggested. . .be careful not to smash your fingers when the bolt breaks loose on the bottom of the car. Another option is to use another jack on the end of the breaker bar.

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Old 10-01-2004, 10:03 PM   #8
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Thanks alot guys! no need for the smart ass coments attitude. but thanks to everyone else.
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Old 10-01-2004, 10:05 PM   #9
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Thanks alot guys! no need for the smart ass coments attitude. but thanks to everyone else.
No offense, but if you can't figure out how to loosen a drain plug, you should not be working on the car by yourself.
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Old 10-02-2004, 12:06 AM   #10
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squirt/soak some liquid wrench or WD-40 onto the bolt for a while, that might help a little.
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Old 10-02-2004, 12:18 AM   #11
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squirt/soak some liquid wrench or WD-40 onto the bolt for a while, that might help a little.
ya, that **** helped me out when i was installing a coilover set on my last car.. just dont inhale
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Old 10-02-2004, 01:10 AM   #12
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no offense taken hondaslayer...whether i do or dont know how to take a bolt off, theres no need for smart ass comments..ppl being difficult or ******** are not needed.i know how to do it. just dont have the tool needed..never really used a breaker bar. but then again never really needed a breaker bar for any of my other cars...i dont get why ppl cant just help if they know the answer and if they dont know or dont want to be nice and share..why they cant just keep their attitude to themselves...its all over these forums..ppl are so damn angry all the time..about who knows what..bottom line whether its me or someone else, theres no need for sarcasm and smart ass comments..does absolutely nothing!
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Old 10-02-2004, 01:13 AM   #13
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oh yea thats why this is the NEWBIE forums..ppl dont know every single thing there is to know about cars..simple answer like cnk gave was all i was looking for.
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Old 10-02-2004, 08:58 AM   #14
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you need to chill out, i said i was sorry before you even got your feelings hurt. and how do i know if you even know the simple rule to remember how to remove things. there are a lot of people out there who just grab on to a wratchet and dont make sure its flipped the correct way. i have seen veteran mechanics make mistakes like this, and work on things for a while, not getting the bolt out. and again i apologized before you even could reply back. have someone else help you next time as suggested above, and you might not have to consult t3h intraweb
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Old 10-02-2004, 02:13 PM   #15
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i appreciate the apology..and i didnt really get my feelings hurt. i have just seen soo many ppl on this site especially that give smart ass answers. i guess i took it the wrong way, but i kinda assumed that anyone that has ever held a wrench, screwdriver, or anything else that loosens or tightens, knows which way to turn it. didnt really mean to direct all that at you, but i guess thats kinda the way it looked. just tired of ppl being difficult on here. so anyways thanks for all the help guys...you too attitude. lol. thanks .. Jared
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Old 10-02-2004, 10:41 PM   #16
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PB Blaster and learn how to get better leverage under the car.

Or what noone wants to admit. You arent as strong as you think you are
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Old 10-02-2004, 10:51 PM   #17
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trust me man im not weak. if i were i would say, i dont know if im jsut not putting enough muiscle into it. this is over i got the bolts off.
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Old 10-02-2004, 11:00 PM   #18
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Thanks alot guys! no need for the smart ass coments attitude. but thanks to everyone else.

When you ask a question like that you should expect to get answers like you did.
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Old 10-03-2004, 12:08 AM   #19
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This is the internet. Welcome!

Honestly, why get all touchy feely with people who post here? Ignore "smart ass comments" and get the info you need. It's not like your forced to absorb insult over the intrAweb.

Sorry, I'm seeing this trend of people who recently joined these forums (not everyone) start taking everything more personally than they would in real life.

Everyone here gets mocked once in a while, enjoy it and move on, you'll like it here better.

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Old 10-03-2004, 02:38 AM   #20
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If the breaker bar doesn't work, try an impact wrench.

I work at a stealership... One of our moron lube techs used an impact wrench to get a plug out... Well, he forgot to switch it, so instead of the plug coming out, it kept going in... That was pretty bad. It was funny though.
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Old 10-03-2004, 09:18 AM   #21
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Mine came out with difficulty the first time. Jacked the rear up and put solidly on jack stands. Used a ~18 inch 1/2 inch breaker bar and positioned it so I could PULL. Needed to brace myself by putting my feet against the tire/rim. I used a very thin coat of NON harding Permatex to replace. O-yes pull the top plug first so if you can't get the bottom plug out - well you get the message. ed
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Old 10-03-2004, 08:08 PM   #22
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smack the ratchet or wrench handle with a hammer.
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Its called a breaker bar. 2-3' long and will typically slide over the end of your rachet.

If you dont have said breaker bar, I usually use a 2 foot section of piping that I have around my house. Havent found a bolt yet that I couldnt break...
Hehe...break it loose or break the bolt?

I've had nearly all my weight on my 3/4" drive 30" long breaker bar, praying every fraction of an inch it moved that I didn't snap the bolt.

Man I hate stubborn fasteners!

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Old 10-03-2004, 08:42 PM   #24
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squirt/soak some liquid wrench or WD-40 onto the bolt for a while, that might help a little.
agree... let the lubricant sit for a while and loosen it with a breaker
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JAYD707 , don't listen to alot of the morons here. They get off on telling people how sutpid they must be... internet champions....

There is alot of information on this board. Don't let a few idiots discourage you.

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