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How do I remove the starter bolts if they will not come undone. I was able to get one of two out, however the second one will not come undone, even after spraying BREAK FREE on it

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  • got_will_ski Jun 28, 2009

    Ok, firing up the torch in my shop now

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    don't know what to tell u, try harder. heat them with a torch?



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Are you in snow conditions with this vehicle? There is a product call PB screwloose Its a spray and it will penetrate, Try spraying at the other end where the threads come out of the block. You can also shock the bolt by hitting the bolt head with a hammer carefully. Try using a breaker bar or add a cheater pipe to your ratchet, Bolts do get corroded and difficult alot of times. If it breaks off ,the broken bolt can be drilled and easy outed. Just dont give up.

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