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Old 09-22-2011, 10:21 PM
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Im trying to replace my 99 LT blazers catalytic converter and these bolts are a real problem. Rusted right to the metal I broke 4 off with ease, now I have 2 to go and cannot get them off at all. Any tips or ideas? The 2 I cannot break or remove are on the front section, one on the side and one on the very top. Both bolts are stripped before I got to them and ive sliced the one side bolt in half with a dremel tool and still cant break the damn thing! Help!
 
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Have you tried a Big effin' hammer?
 
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Yes big effin hammer can barely strike the one bolt but still no luck. No idea short of taking off the exhaust of how to get to the top bolt.
 
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Acetyline torch....that's what was used to get those very same bolts off my 98.
 
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Originally Posted by Mike98Blazer View Post
Acetyline torch....that's what was used to get those very same bolts off my 98.
good advice. i do alot of exhaust work and i heat up every bolt i take off. i dont care if the car is 2 years old. breaking a manifold bolt is a big problem.

i actually just did a trans on a late 90s s10 blazer a few days ago. with nasty bolts. heated them up and impacted them right off.
 
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