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Frozen Bolt Help

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

  1. Jun 30, 2019 at 9:06 PM
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    I can't get a visual of the bolt size or location and so I don't know how much room you are working with.

    I once used a manual hand impact driver after I used a cutting wheel to cut a slot in a large bolt.

    You use the fattest driver bit, and a small sledge hammer to torque the bolt out.
     
  2. Jun 30, 2019 at 9:13 PM
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  3. Jul 2, 2019 at 9:08 AM
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    I didn't use a breaker bar though.
     
  4. Jul 2, 2019 at 9:25 AM
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    PB Blaster is good. Tri-Flow is better.
     
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  5. Jul 2, 2019 at 9:30 AM
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  6. Jul 2, 2019 at 11:08 AM
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    Sqaw piss, ultimate more better.
     
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  7. Jul 2, 2019 at 11:13 AM
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    Pee On It... It will most likely take more than one application.
     
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  8. Jul 5, 2019 at 8:19 AM
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    Can we get an update?
     
  9. Jul 5, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    Add viper semen to some whiskey, then pour that on the bolt followed by a bit of Monster Energy. That will fix it.
     
  10. Jul 6, 2019 at 12:53 PM
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    I got a six point socket today so I will try that. Push comes to shove I'll buy another fill plug and do what I need to with this one.
     
  11. Jul 6, 2019 at 1:09 PM
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    This is a good strategy!! PB Blaster worked really well on my Saab 9-5 caliper bolts. Just give it time to work.
     
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  12. Jul 6, 2019 at 1:29 PM
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    I may have already missed this suggestion but if it hasn’t been thrown out there yet I’d say whatever you get on the head of that thing use some sharp blows with some type of sledgehammer. I’ve always had way better luck “shocking” things vs brute strength. Same principal as an impact gun.
     
  13. Jul 12, 2019 at 9:37 AM
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    I know someone has already mentioned this, but I had this exact problem last week. The fill bolt was completely rounded out. The only thing that worked for me was a bolt extractor socket. I bought this set off Amazon cause I couldn’t find one large enough at a local store.

    IRWIN Tools IMPACT Performance Series BOLT GRIP Deep Well Bolt Extractors, 1/2-inch Square Drive, 6-Piece Lug Nut Set with 1/4-inch Hex Drive to 3/8-inch Square Socket Adapter (1859146) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LFRRZVY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_gylkDbN3N7Q8K

    After some pounding and cranking it finally let loose.
    Sorry I’m still figuring out this app. That link doesn’t look functional
     
  14. Jul 12, 2019 at 9:45 AM
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    Thankfully mine came loose after copious amounts of Blaster PB and a new six point socket. The corners weren't too bad but I ended up buying a new fill plug anyway.
     
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  15. Jul 12, 2019 at 9:47 AM
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    Tack weld a nut to the plug and unscrew it off.simple
     
  16. Jul 12, 2019 at 10:09 AM
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    OP, is your truck 4WD? If so you might want to check the fill plug on the front diff and make sure its not seized as well. They can be a real PITA if they're anything like the ones on the second gens which strip easy as hell. Better to loosing it up a little before it has a chance to seize up.
     
  17. Jul 12, 2019 at 10:58 AM
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    Nah just a 2WD
     
  18. Jul 12, 2019 at 10:59 AM
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    easy out set. You didn't say how thick the plug was. Beware...if you drill a small hole ( which s needed) there will be metal fragments goin into the gear area. This is a great tool but go slow. Using a lot of heat works but it can harden the female thread area , use some kind of lubricant that won't hurt the gears.

    BTW. You may think this is crazy but have you tried to TIGHTEN it a very small amount. You can break the bond. Go slow. Don't get carried away with force. Try the reverse impact feature on your drlll motor , go back and forth , forward and backwards.

    https://www.gasenginemagazine.com/restoration/how-to-remove-rusty-pipe-plugs-head-plugs

    If you double wrench it or put a cheater on the pull handle of a ratchet you can cause a crack in the metal surrounding the plug. Be careful.

    Does it look like the photo below? There are all kinds of designs used in plugs.

    https://www.carid.com/ic/acdelco/products/images/8672354_6.jpg
     
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  19. Jul 12, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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    Mix of ATF and acetone.. works pretty good as wl
     
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    Please wear glasses if you decide to use Acetone.
     
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