Using Heat to Remove Rusty Bolt

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  1. dcozzi

    dcozzi Veteran Member

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    Yep, heat the underside and use an impact. Those bolts have a ton of green goo on them.
     
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    I'd bet the torx bit will break. Those bolts are super tight seems like and a bit of rust welds them in.
     
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    I want to thank each of you for responding to my question about removing a rusty bolt. Thank you for all your help! I really appreciate your help!
     
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    Maverick does this for a living so I suspect his recommendation is spot on....................

    If you don't have an impact wrench use a good solid breaker bar although thouse torx heads are a tough to keep the bit in straight with a long lever....
     
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    Mike N Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I also do this for a living. Mav is pretty much spot on, but my recommendation of a little heat will help melt the Loctite and ease bolt removal without risk of stripping the head of the bolt.
     
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