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Hi, if its the type of bracket that has 3 legs on it as on a blower motor, you have to loosen the bolt and nut far enough to get the bracket to slide off of the motor. They can be a pain at times, but that's the only way You can remove the bolt completely and spread it. If you are talking about some other kind of bracket, please let me know. You have to spread it enough to clear the wires coming out of the motor.
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