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 Post subject: (2nd Gen) Tips on removing tow hook - front bolt stuck
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:15 pm 
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Was in the process of installing my Hefty Radiator Skid before ECXC when I realized my front tow hook bolt was seized into the weld nut inside the frame. I didn't want to force and break it so I let it be. There's no clear path to spray down the inside bolt w/ PB Blaster due to it being inside the box frame.

However, there is a very small side opening in the frame a few inches above the bolt and so I inserted a small hose and began spraying that w/ PB Blaster hoping it would drip down to the seized weld nut and hopefully help loosen the bolt (wishful thinking)

No luck yet but will try this for a week but if nothing positive comes from this - anyone have other ideas?

Thanks in advance!


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 Post subject: Re: (2nd Gen) Tips on removing tow hook - front bolt stuck
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:53 pm 
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50/50 Acetone and Automatic transmission fluid.

Or

Map Gas.

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 Post subject: Re: (2nd Gen) Tips on removing tow hook - front bolt stuck
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:21 pm 
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Well, when I tried to pull mine to install my Hardcore bumper, the weld nut snapped immediately - didn't even get a half turn out of it. Four hours of Sawzalling through the entire hook itself as well as the bolt, and a little bit of oxy-ace cutting, ensued. Fortunately the rear one came out without too much of a fight.

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