I have an oldsmobile with rubber hubcap bolts with require a special key. I have the key, the problem is one of the rubber bolts is stripped and the key had proved useless as have other methods of removal. How can I get this rubber bolt off?
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There is one bolt in center of pulley/harmonic balancer. Sounds like the harmonic balancer has started going bad..if bolt in center of pulley is loose...which is fairly uncommon tighten which you just tighten Iike any other bolt. If it is tight then you will need the replacement. Replacement is a good bit more involved. Radiator has to be removed, special tool, harmonic balancer pulley remover is required..it will remove pulley. Then you line up pulley with keyway..tap on with rubber hammer until pulley is on far enough for bolt to be started..tighten the bolt and it pulls the pulley all the way into place.
pull the trim back on the roof and their is fixing bolt holes ,later ones didnt have this so you use special mounts called enclaces in spanish which fit on the special bars ,lot of messing i know but look for the bolt holes either in the roof strips or open the doors and behiond the door surround rubber they did move them over the years or with my old age iam getting confussed with the opel kadetts ,or seat leons ,anyway this model iam sure its the door strip rubbers
Sorry no idea as never seen one of these american cars ,now all the other cars i have worked on have bolts or nuts holding them and if they move then its a new mounting as the rubber insert has collapsed and i would imagine that as this vehicle has 4 wheels and an engine then its much the same and the rubber insert inside the mount has collapsed and will require changing
Center the floor jack's armature under the transmission pan of the transmission.Use a ratchet and open-end wrenches to loosen the transmission mount bolts. Raise the floor jack until the bolts of the rubber, shock-absorbing mounts can be removed with the mounts. Use the floor jack to lift the transmission high enough off the cross member to insert the new rubber mounts. Insert a transmission mount bolt from the bottom and lower the floor
jack until the transmission is seated on top of the rubber shock
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Hi, there is a tool, usually in the glove box or by the spare. It's tee shaped with a special fitting to unscrew the bolt inside the caps. If you do not have one, you can probably get one at a salvage yard.
The easiest way to fix this problem is to install a helicoil in the stripped bolt hole. This is a specialist job that requires special tools, but I would not expect it to be very expensive other than any work required to gain access to the bolt hole. Go to a local mechanic and ask them to install a helicoil. If they have never heard of this, go somewhere else.
Take a picture of the lug nut and go to the auto parts store to buy the key that fits the lug nut. You may have to purchase the whole kit with the key, but at least you will always have spare lug nuts. Alternative is to show the picture to the locksmith shop and see if they have any suggestions. Poor boy fix is to go to Sears and purchase their Lug Nut breaker to remove the nut and install a regular one.
Not that you haven't checked, but most of them stored in the glove box or the trunk where the spare is kept.
Anyway, if you are looking for a key, they come in various colors, but you must specify color needed [red, green, yellow, silver,black]. Pop the emblem in the center of the hubcap and see if there is a colored circle or if the bolt head has a color dot on it. Once you find the color you need, they are available online or local for ~ 5-10 bucks. Check your parts stores, hubcap/wheel stores, tire shops for help finding or using one.