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i give up... im stoppin before i get pissed and strip somethin or break somethin.. i guess ill end up having to pay someone to do it... peachy
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you need the right socket to get the bolt off or else you might strip it... might be worth it to get the right one from sears(or anywhere else)
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well i used the right socket for it, it was on a chrome thing that came with the impact set, then on a impact socket extension piece... this is after soakin it with wd-40 and some other stuff... i give up for tonight... its cold out... dad finally agreed to help tomorrow... keep the tips comin...
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Cold out? lol
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yes... the wind makes it really cold... im really cold lol... brrrrrrrrrrr id hate to be at spring creek right now
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I would love to be at spring creek right now. My gf hibernates during the winter I just dont get it.
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It looks like you already rounded one of the bolts, are you using a 12 point socket. If you are using a socket that came with your impact then most likely it is a 6 point and is going to round off the bolts.
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iirc its 13mm 12 point wrench .should come out pretty easy. REMEMBER righty-tighty lefty-loosey
wrong!

its a 12 mm 12 point bolt.

try heating the flange with a propane torch the loosen the bolts.

i have a special socket made by matco for removing these bolts, it cost 50 bucks. wd-40 is a "water dissplecer" and is just about useless. these bolts have a high strength loc-tite on them and can be tough to loosen.


once you get those bolts loose your gonna have to replace them. at least you paint marked the shaft
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It looks like you already rounded one of the bolts, are you using a 12 point socket. If you are using a socket that came with your impact then most likely it is a 6 point and is going to round off the bolts.
i may have.. i still got a bit of a grip when i tried it again later... me and pop are supposed to give it a whirl tomorrow... and more than likely get new bolts . we dont have a torch... would a hair dryer work lol haha jk.

i re soaked with this power catalyst spray stuff, hope it will work over night... we might have to drill out the bolts im thinkin... but who knows... dad takes after my grandfather, probably where i get it from


as for mistah andy... my bf LOOOOOVES this weather.. hes like one of those puppies that gets all hyper and excited when it gets cold outside... hes a yankee... never woulda thought me... a southern girl... would be dating a yankee (no offense to other fellow yankees out there, ya'll some good people!! :)) -- hes from Rhode Island... he says it feels like home right now... but with more wind lol

feel free to aim me... im watchin GAME ONE OF THE WORLD SERIES!! GO SOX!!!! WOoT!!

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its 12mm you need to use a 12mm not 13mm, that is your only issue. like mark mentioned.
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Well I LOVE this weather too I was born in Ohio but moved to Texas as fast as possible. I live for the winter.
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its 12mm you need to use a 12mm not 13mm, that is your only issue. like mark mentioned.
i dont quite remember.. but i think it was a 13... ill have to make sure and use a 12 tomorrow... thanks you guys!! also -- so if i roll it -- i can get the shaft to move and i can access the other bolts right? i think thats what i read

hey roach.. im me if you can.. i wanna catch up a lil :) gotta question to ask ya!
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i dont quite remember.. but i think it was a 13... ill have to make sure and use a 12 tomorrow... thanks you guys!! also -- so if i roll it -- i can get the shaft to move and i can access the other bolts right? i think thats what i read

hey roach.. im me if you can.. i wanna catch up a lil :) gotta question to ask ya!

yep roll it then put it back in park
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awesome.. thanks!! youve been a big help!
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yea a 12mm 12 point socket, or a 12mm box wrench will perfectly along with a large cheater bar or another wrench for leverage. If they are still tight you can use any cheap propane torch (like used in plumbing) and really heat up the bolt itself because it will soften the lock-tight used from the factory. Don't be afraid to get the bolt glowing red if you need to just be REALLY carefull working around it after its been heated because it will stay hot for a long time. I've lost many fingerprints due to things I've been working on.
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Sparki lives! Wassup? If you can't get it, you should be able to get it done at the dealership you work at pretty cheap since you work there.
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Sparki lives! Wassup? If you can't get it, you should be able to get it done at the dealership you work at pretty cheap since you work there.
hey hey!! whats shakin!! im back from the underground!! lol
haha - i would.. but i havent worked there in about a year or more... i quit and went to best buy... who screwed me over big time...
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mine came off easy,i just heated up the bolts and thay came off!
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lol... no torch.. but i got a bad @ss hair dryer!!! lol will that work? lol jk
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hair dryer will not work, well you are a girl (not thats theres anything wrong with that i like girls) who knows what kind of super duper hair dryer you may have?

seriously, a cheep propane torch will do the trick
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Just start yelling at it my gf seems to think that gets me to do stuff she wants.
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Just start yelling at it my gf seems to think that gets me to do stuff she wants.
hahahahahahhaaaaaaaaa thats f**kn' funny!!

and yea - i need to get my dad to buy one. Well, bf is helping me monday morning to try to get it off... if not - my brother is supposed to give it a shot on tues... if not - screw it - im getting my money back on the parts.
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ok... a second go at that stupid bolt is about to take place... wish me luck!!!
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