Seized Accessory Bolts

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Seized Accessory Bolts

Postby nenw » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:50 pm

Hey guys I need to replace my accessory belt and all of my bolts are super rusty. I drenched all of them in PB blaster and got three of them free however even with an overnight soaking multiple applications I still am not able to free up three of them.

One of the bolts feels like it is just going to snap so I am trying to be very methodical about it. I’m wondering if anyone has any tricks, if it would be recommended to put heat to the bolt on the power steering pump or not As I don’t think I can get an impact wrench in there, not even a right angle style one.

Thanks in advance.

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Seized Accessory Bolts

Postby Khrolar » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:10 pm

Have you tried the candle wax trick?

https://youtu.be/KFdFsfSAuyc

I have not tried it myself, however our shops mechanic claims it works... I'm still skeptical, but it's worth a shot.

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Postby nenw » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:49 pm

Sweet, I've never seen that technique. I ended up doing sort of the opposite. There is this stuff freeze-off that is supposed to make everything contract breaking the rust up and allowing a penetrating fluid to work through. I didn't trust that it would work but it did. Even with 3 days and multiple applications of PB blaster.
Thanks again for the tip!

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Postby demiro » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:03 am

Here's another method using an acetylene torch.-- https://youtu.be/rJSihq0t4is


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