My Line-X place told me that in an older truck like mine they cant guarantee that they can get the bed bolts loose and will spray over them unless you request that they at least try to get them out. I didn't want that so I removed them myself, sprayed them down with PB Blaster and reinstalled them loosely before I took it in so they'd have no excuses. Also, I think it helps to ask for exactly what you want them to do not just show up and tell them to spray it. I was very specific about what I wanted done and even included pics. IMO, if you're spending $500 you should get exactly what you want...don't be afraid to ask.
Those bolts are a major PITA to get loose, especially the rear 2 since the C-clips will spin around towards the back of the frame while you are twisting full force on them. I couldnt get my impact to budge them so I used a huge 1/2" drive breaker bar, a GOOD T-55 1/2" drive socket (Craftsman) along with lots of PB Blaster to get mine out. Fortunately they all came without breaking and I didn't trash the torx bit but it's not easy and the whole time you'd swear the bolt is going to snap in half.
I stated in my other post about the tie down hook bolts too. They broke 3 of them also trying to get them out but were cool and got them extracted, ran over to the parts place, and replaced the bolts they broke. WHile that should be expected, I was happy I didn't have to mess with it.
'03 XLT/FX4 L1 4x4 4.0 Arizona Beige Automatic (my weekend ride). '16 Ford Escape Titanium ecoboost (wifes ride) '16 Ford Escape S (my work ride)
Last edited by klc317; 10-16-2010 at 12:31 PM.