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Old 01-17-2002, 10:11 AM
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I agree with the squaring of the sides for a wrench. The following is going to sound stupid - BUT I learned it from a mechanic -and so far it really works most of the time where penetrating oil has failed. Heat the stud and housing with a propane torch gently - DO NOT SUPER HEAT PARTS - JUST HOT ENOUGH TO MELT WAX---when the parts are hot enough - melt candle wax around the stud - the heat will draw it into the threads. LET COOL - then try to extract. I have used this method on rusted suspension bolts and was amazed that it worked where oil didn't. I know it sounds stupid -but hey! - it is cheap and quick enough to try. If you do it - let me know your results.
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