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Craftsman 536.886260 shear bolts stuck - rusted to shaft. auger won't turn. any advice on how to remove? I have used several types of penetrating oils (wd40, liquid wrench etc.) any advice will be appreciate

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Forget lubes. Use a lot of HEAT. Be sure your's not working on a left-handed fastener. Been there.

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Some use a three prong puller. Not very hard to use and you can rent them at auto zone or advance. If an impact wrench isn't getting it off you might wanna try a good size socket wrench with an impact socket. then use a large pipe and a hammer. hit it firmly a few times then try to turn then hammer again then turn again until it breaks loose.

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If it is that stuck use mopar lube that **** works wonders but befor you put that stuff on there get it nice and HOT with a torch that put that mopar on there

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