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Old 08-08-2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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What's the best way to get one off? Having trouble with a bolt on the exhaust manifold and theres hardly room to work around it
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What's the best way to get one off? Having trouble with a bolt on the exhaust manifold and theres hardly room to work around it
Pliers or cut it?
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Can't seem to get pliers to fit.
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Can't seem to get pliers to fit.
A few of mine had to be cut. I don't know if that's what will help you or not though
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They sell these sockets at autozone that are specially made for messed up nuts or bolts. It basically dogs in there to hold it in place and you can use a ratchet to take it out
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Can you get a torch in there? When you round exhaust bolts off like that, it can be really hard to break them lose with all of the rust and no grip. Pick up a small torch at a local hardware store and heat the bolt/nut up until it's literally red hot. This burns off most of the rust and expands the metal. Once the bolt is red hot, carefully get a socket on it right away and try to break it free. It should turn like butter at this point!

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Old 08-08-2013, 04:04 PM   #7
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Pipe wrench I just had to do mine yesterday those work best
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Shane has the best idea. Heat it.

Somebody mentioned like a gator socket. The combination of hear and gator socket might work.
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Weld a nut head to it. Last post, The internet in Country Inn at Atlanta sux
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Thanks for the tips guys. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get it off. Looks like my baby is gonna get sent to a shop to get it done.
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Use vice grips
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