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Robert Price

Difficulty Removing S/Belt Sill Bolt

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Started to remove the sill seat belt bolt with socket after about 1/4 inch it suddenly got tighter and the socket then slipped on the narrow bolt head. It is not totally mullered but any ideas as ring spanner and socket will not do it.

Rob

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Are you using a bi hex socket if so get a plain hex one. Plus give it plenty of penetrating oil. Also work it back and forth.

If you have the trim out you could always give it some heat too!

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Hi Rob!

Make sure that old underseal is not gumming up the threads, you may have to use petrol or Plus-Gas to soften up the old under-seal as I have had this problem in the past.

Bruce..

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Rob,

if the threaded end of the bolt is corroded, the same will happen. See if you can clean or lube it, if you can get at it.

Regards,

Waldi

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its likely got tigth, cos of crud / rust ont underside

back ,n forads wid quak quak oil will work

 

re socket wont fit,, ye need t,grind the lead in edge off yer socket,

mek it flush, then all socket will fit ont narrow nut,

 

dont want t,ruin a good socket, get an olde one, and get a six piont, muchess better grip on rounded edges

 

M

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Hi Rob

+ 1 Waldi & M

Have just come across this problem.  In most cases, with a bit of luck you can re tighten the bolt as the socket will exert pressure on the other side of the bolt face.  Keep  cleaning and oiling the thread at the same time tighten and undo the bolt gradually until its out. Be patient and do it slowly.  If the socket still slips try every socket or ring spanners in your box including metric sizes until you get a tight fit.  Last resort try a cold chisel. 

Best of luck

Roger

 

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As soon as I get rid of this cold I will get back into the garage, thank you for the info.

Rob

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