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Frozen Bolt Help

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Invid, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Jun 30, 2019 at 4:21 PM
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    So the rear 24mm differential fill plug is frozen on tight. PDBlaster and heat did not assist in removing that bolt. The corners are now rounded off some and I am at a loss for a resolution. Any ideas on how to remove this? I will buy a new fill plug/bolt and washers but I need to get this off. Thanks!
     
  2. Jun 30, 2019 at 4:24 PM
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    Get a 6 point 24 mm socket. You are working on a 2016? Shouldn’t be that much corrosion. Do you have a breaker bar? 18-24 inch?
     
  3. Jun 30, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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    What did you apply the heat with?

    Since you’re getting a new plug, heat it again and get on it with a freshly jawed pipe wrench. The bigger the better.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2019 at 4:30 PM
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    If its rounded, only a high quality wrench or socket will grab it now.

    With rounded fill plugs, I use an air chisel, but a normal one will do.

    I chisel in a dent on the plug, then walk the dent around to loose the bolt. Very easy.
     
  5. Jun 30, 2019 at 4:31 PM
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    More heat you didn’t get it hot enough...heat the area just around the bolt. If your rounding the corners you don’t have proper leverage...get a longer bar keep the socket square on the bolt.
     
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  6. Jun 30, 2019 at 5:06 PM
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    I used a torch but ddi t want to over do it. I have a breaker bar and used a 12 point socket. I'll see if I can find a 6 point.
     
  7. Jun 30, 2019 at 5:07 PM
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    Heat unsticks everything. Get that bitch glowing. It will come out.
     
  8. Jun 30, 2019 at 5:08 PM
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    Lol l try it.
     
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  9. Jun 30, 2019 at 5:08 PM
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    I worked on an S10 last year that had a frozen diff plug, I threw some heat on it and put a floor jack under my breaker bar and pumped it loose.
     
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  11. Jun 30, 2019 at 5:17 PM
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    Just a small warning... if you get it red, that's fine. If you get it white, wait a minute or so or else you'll twist the head off.
     
  12. Jun 30, 2019 at 5:18 PM
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    My Robo Grip did little to help. I'll try more heat.
     
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    How long is this robo grip?
     
  14. Jun 30, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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    I would aviod using anything like these . Robogrip that is.
     
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    OP, show us some pics of the rounded off plug and what you’re working with. Because if you have a pencil torch and a little robo grip we may need to step back and re evaluate.
     
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    That is so convenient. I hate having to scream and point whenever I’m hungry.
     
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