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Old 01-16-2006, 01:55 PM   #1
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Bumper bolts R SEIZED

I need help. there the torx TX-55s. not budging at all
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Old 01-16-2006, 02:21 PM   #2
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I broke one of those el-cheapo torx bits from crappy tire cuz mines were pretty rusted too. For the back of the car, I had to undo the bumper shock bolts and take it off as one unit. Then after cut the bolt outta the shock. For the front it didnt have a bumper cover, so i drilled into the rebar and undid the bumper shocks from there... haha, hope this helps ya dude
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Old 01-16-2006, 03:41 PM   #3
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Lots and lots of penetrating oil. A good quality torx bit (min 3/8 drive) and a strong bar. Put all your weight into pushing the bit into the bolt, then try to turn the bar. Sometimes easier with two people if you are a weakling

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Old 01-16-2006, 06:27 PM   #4
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1 rachet + 1 breaker bar and counting
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Old 01-16-2006, 06:37 PM   #5
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Sometimes easier with two people if you are a weakling
you know from experience right?
hahahaha j/k
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Old 01-16-2006, 07:30 PM   #6
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from experience of removing rusty honda rear swaybar bolts

lots of WD-40 and leave soaked in it for a couple of days.

Then, the bolt head will probably strip from rust, don't despair, go get locking pliers (i think the proper name is vise-grips or something) and use it to get a good grip on the bolt.

That should help
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Old 01-16-2006, 07:33 PM   #7
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oh, can u remove the bumper cover (plastics) prior? how?
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Old 01-16-2006, 08:33 PM   #8
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you know from experience right?
hahahaha j/k
Yeah, you got that right. I break so many strong bars (without cheaters) the folks at Canadian tire know me by first name "Oh **** it's Tom coming again, get a 1/2 drive strongbar and a couple extensions."

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And if all fails (you strip the mofo out) you need to use a damaged bolt remover. Be patient, these things work very well if you use them properly.
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oh, can u remove the bumper cover (plastics) prior? how?
umm... if memory serves me correctly, first you remove the bumper trims, the black parts, be careful to not break the tabs, and the back bumper has two mini torx screws, umm actually for the back just take off the middle bumper strip, forget the sides, then theres those little plastic round pins underneath, pull out the middles, carefully, and the whole clip should come out...
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