Driveshaft bolts wont budge!

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by cardudeusa, Dec 16, 2003.


  1. cardudeusa

    cardudeusa Founding Member

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    Yeah, they were soaked with pb blaster before I tried the torch thing. The torch is definatley the key factor.
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    Wow and the impact gun couldnt get them out. Umm I dont know what else you could use.
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    U gotta remember though, an extension and swivel will eat up alot of the impacts power.. Especially depending on the angle of the swivel.
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    It took me 2 hours and several broken wrenches to finally figure out I needed heat! By using a propane torch, I got all of them off in about 10 minutes! Heat, heat, heat, heat! Heat each bolt/flange area for about 2 minutes minimum and they sould come off w/ a little effort. :nice:
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  5. cardudeusa

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    I dunno if everyone missed my post saying I got the bolts out? :shrug: They came out really easy with heat. :nice: :banana:
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  6. cardudeusa

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    Oh, and all thats left before the motor comes out is the 2 motor mount bolts and 1 transmissioin mount:nice:
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    I would also like to know,, If at the point of pulling and would be alot easier to pull it at once if it's possible in these cars....
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  8. Cammed90Notch

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    you just need to tie the condenser off to the side, along w/ the P/S pump :D
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    It doesn't matter, because he already got them out.....but, WD-40 will have no effect - the bolts have thread lock on them from the factory, and are supposed to be heated to remove them.... :bang:
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  10. cardudeusa

    cardudeusa Founding Member

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    Are you thinking of the a/c compressor right above the p/s pump or the condensor that sits behind the radiator? I have everything off the front of the motor, but debating if I need to pull the condensor out also. :scratch:
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    no you dont. good luck. i can pull my motor in 1 1/2 hours now. gets easy after the first time. ive done it like 6 times between my 2 stangs
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