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Old 03-12-2010, 01:13 AM   #1
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Everything was easy until I got to the bell housing. I started with the 14mm on the starter, and it won't budge I have a 14mm on the other side, and I'm using huge breaker bar on the other side. Any suggestions I need to get this done before the weekend if possible.

Oh, I hadn't used any liquid wrench when I first tried, but I soaked all of the bolts at 6pm before I left for class today.
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soak it then have at it. what other advice is there?
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When I'm having trouble getting a nut off, I usually just ask my boyfriend to help

Seriously though: 1. pull harder and 2. make sure you're going counter-clockwise.
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1st. I hope your a girl, a girl with a 200plus hp miata, because thats just Rad!

I am spinning counter clock wise, but the universal unit adapter I'm using has confused me before.

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When I'm having trouble getting a nut off, I usually just ask my boyfriend to help

Seriously though: 1. pull harder and 2. make sure you're going counter-clockwise.
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Sounds like thats about it.

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soak it then have at it. what other advice is there?
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You might try putting the wrench on the transmission side and the breaker bar on the engine side, stick it out the wheel well, then put a cheater bar (jack handle usually works for me) on your breaker bar. If that fails, it's time for an impact wrench.
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I'll give this a try in the morning, I'm a little worried though if this is the first one, I'm a bit screwed, I don't have a compressor or air tools. Although I can try the handle of my hi-lift jack like I did for the axle nuts.

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You might try putting the wrench on the transmission side and the breaker bar on the engine side, stick it out the wheel well, then put a cheater bar (jack handle usually works for me) on your breaker bar. If that fails, it's time for an impact wrench.

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Make sure you remove that coolant temp sensor, because if you don't when your engine rocks back, its gonna break. Then the part is 30 bucks from autozone.
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What coolant temp sensor and what rocking back and forth?
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A small hammer can create enough vibration sometimes to help a bolt come free. Some other times a bigger hammer and punch is needed. I have gotten loose lugs on semi wheels after hitting them with a sledge hammer a few times that a 1" impact could not budge before hitting them.
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use anti-seize when you put stuff back together.
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use anti-seize when you put stuff back together.

or get lazy and leave off 1 or two like i do.
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or get lazy and leave off 1 or two like i do.
Or use impact wrench and don't have any issues with bolts.
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PB Blaster works miracles.

I saw a test once where they listed the ft-lbs of torque required to loosen a stuck bolt treated with different stuff like PB, Liquid Wrench, WD-40, and untreated.

Untreated was over 1000ft-lbs, while the treated ones were 25-50% of this.
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Definitely drill holes in the transmission
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You may want to just stop being a *****

just an idea
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I bought an electric impact for that sort of stuff.... its the best 50 bucks I ever spent
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PB Blaster... /thread.
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I bought an electric impact for that sort of stuff.... its the best 50 bucks I ever spent
I stopped being a ***** and hit the gym.

Best 30/month I ever spent
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You should be able to get those bolts off with a 1/2 drive socket and driver...

I still recommend the impact... its a lot faster then moving a driver back and forth.

unless your 18psi of course
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