Question about 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier
How can i remove/unscrew the rounded bolt which leads to the plate covering my car's thermostat? Tried to use the rachet, but it's so hard to maneuver within the tight space in which the thermostat is located--plus the bolt is already so rounded. Must remove 2 of these bolts as well.
Very very difficult i feel for ya. id try a undersize socket and extension use hammer to drive on bolt head or if at all possible vise grips. also attempt a 6 point box end wrench if it will fit. last resort vise grips. if all else fails left handed drill bits and screw extractor
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Cut the furnace's power source before beginning. Check for a power switch near your furnace or turn off the electrical power supply at the circuit breaker.
2Turn off the gas supply if you have a gas furnace. Look around the furnace for a black pipe. This pipe is the gas line. Check for a valve located near the pipe. Turn off the gas supply by moving the valve so it's perpendicular to the gas line.
Take off the thermostat's old cover by unscrewing the screws that attach the cover to the wall. Some covers don't have screws and simply pull off.
Unscrew the mounting plate and notice the wires.
Place a small piece of masking tape on each wire. Use a felt-tip marker to mark the masking tape according to the wire's screw terminal location. Usually, the wires are marked with letters.
Disconnect the low-voltage wires from the base plate by loosening the screws and then pulling the wires away.
Locate the mounting screws for the base plate. Unscrew them and take off the base plate. Guide the base plate over the wires carefully.
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