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Old 06-17-2018, 04:20 AM   #1
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Hey everyone, im new here. Names Diane 🙂

Lower real shock bolts WON'T break free. I tried my friends snap on impact as well as a freaking 3 foot pipe over breaker bar/socket and nothing.

Please help me, lol. My friend said this is common on these cars...

2002 auto Zetec

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May be due to either corrosion or factory loctite (or both). Either way try heating the nut with a torch then hitting it with the impact wrench. The heat will break down the corrosion and/or soften the loctite. That usually works well for me.

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Worst case just cut them off.
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May be due to either corrosion or factory loctite (or both). Either way try heating the nut with a torch then hitting it with the impact wrench. The heat will break down the corrosion and/or soften the loctite. That usually works well for me.

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Thank you. I'll have to give that a try but don't have a torch. Harbor freight here I come 🙂
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Worst case just cut them off.
Crap... then what? Cut them where?
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Cut nut or bolt and just replace.
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Please also use a Rust Penetrating Oil. There are many types & brands in a spray can. This stuff really works(!!!) and works even better if you let it seep-into the problem area for several hours.
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If you have a torch get the bolt hot and use some cheap birthday candles and get the wax against the threads and the bolt. The capillary effects will pull in the wax and be a lubrication. A lot of the penetrating oils will burn off at the lower temp than the wax.

Best penetrating oil is if you make it fresh with Acetone and ATF 50/50 mix.
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