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I am having a problem removing 1 bolt from the waterpump on the bottom left what can i do

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You can soak the bolt with a pentetrant oil i like pb blast its the best if that doesnt do it youll have to break it and hope you have something sticking out to get a vicegrips on, if all else fails youll end up having to drill it out and retapping it with a helicoil

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