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Needing to take head off engine.Removed all surrounding parts except timing chain.Removed timing cover and timer adjustment parts,chain backed off a little but not enough to take off cog.Bolt/nut going through top timing cog tried loosening but tight as.What to do next?remove bolts holding down valve assembly(head bolts removed),take cover off frount of engine(hope not)Any help much appreciated.Cheers Paul.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would try either vise-grips if you can get at it otherwise you may have to get a set of easy-outs. They work by you drilling a hole into the bolthead and then as you turn them they tighten in the opposite direction thereby loosening the bolt .. be sure to put alot of penetrating fluid wherever you can to get in and around the bolt shaft and threads ...
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
The only thing that I can think to help you out is to either drill a small hole in the center of the bolt and then try to get a flat head screw driver in to unscrew it. Or the other option would be to get those special socket sets that are designed to take out stripped bolts. The set I have is from Sears and I have used it many times so I know they work but I'm sure you can save some money if you go to Home Depot or Lowes. Good luck!
Posted on May 24, 2009
the truth about thse engines is they are hard to work on. if the valve covers are unbolted and still ****, try getting a rectangular peice of wood and putting it on the side of the cover neer the gasget, tap on the other end with a hammmer from all angles to try to break the seal.
this is a common problem with valve covers that havent ever been removed and they heat up, and cool down so many times they practically bake onto the head
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
Raise vehicle and remove wheels. Disconnect brakeli
ne from caliper (if necessary). Remove caliper.
On models with free wheeling hub, set control handl
e to FREE position. On all models, remove hub
cover, bolt/washer and hub body. Use tapered punch
to open slits of conical washers. Remove axle shaft
snap ring (if equipped).
Straighten tabs of outer lock washer. Using Spindle
Socket (09607-60020), remove lock nut, lock washer
and adjusting nut. Remove thrust washer and outer b
earing. Remove axle hub and rotor. Remove grease se
and inner bearing. Press hub bolts out of axle hub.
Remove retaining bolts, and separate rotor from hu
Posted on Mar 20, 2010
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