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Old 06 Aug 2003, 08:41 pm
vinniemak
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Default Bolt "headaches" - transmission oil change 3.2 TL 2000

I have trouble getting the bolt off from the bottom transmission oil change
bolt. The bolt is a 3/8" socket bolt (i.e the 3/8" male socket rachet goes
in directly into the bolt). I am afraid to use a cheater bar on top of the
3/8" socket driver as I am afraid I could break the insert. I put a bolt
loosener around the bolt and will try again tomorrow.

Any ideas?? E. Meyer - you've been a great help to me so far. Thanks for
all your help in the past ; the picture you emailed me of the top bolt was
great - I found it. But the damn bolt at the bottom won't come loose, as I
indicated. I think I have a "longer" 3/8" Stanley male socket rachet, which
I will borrow from work and try to open it again.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Vinnie
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Old 06 Aug 2003, 09:02 pm
Doug Holtz
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Default Re: Bolt "headaches" - transmission oil change 3.2 TL 2000


"vinniemak" <vinniemak@netzero.net> wrote in message
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> I have trouble getting the bolt off from the bottom transmission oil

change
> bolt. The bolt is a 3/8" socket bolt (i.e the 3/8" male socket rachet

goes
> in directly into the bolt). I am afraid to use a cheater bar on top of

the
> 3/8" socket driver as I am afraid I could break the insert. I put a bolt
> loosener around the bolt and will try again tomorrow.
>
> Any ideas?? E. Meyer - you've been a great help to me so far. Thanks for
> all your help in the past ; the picture you emailed me of the top bolt was
> great - I found it. But the damn bolt at the bottom won't come loose, as

I
> indicated. I think I have a "longer" 3/8" Stanley male socket rachet,

which
> I will borrow from work and try to open it again.
>
> Thanks in advance for your help.
>
> Vinnie
> ===========
>
>


Vinnie;

Use a 10 inch breaker, not a 3 footer. It will come. Doug


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Old 06 Aug 2003, 09:09 pm
vinniemak
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Default Re: Bolt "headaches" - transmission oil change 3.2 TL 2000

Thanks E. Meyer and Doug....I will do so tomorrow. I have broken off a 3/8"
socket rachet before (on a work related piece) and I didn't want to do it on
the transmission bolt, where the space is so small. It just fits the 3/8"
socket rachet and would be a bitch to remove if it broke inside. I will get
the larger 14" 3/8" socket rachet from work and after the bolt loosener I
applied, should pop loose.

By the way I was "afraid" of applying muscle, but will go for it again
tomorrow. This one appeared to be on real tight - might be on real good
like your Odessey (E. Meyer !!).

Have a good night.

Vinnie
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"Doug Holtz" <dholtz@wi.rr.com> wrote in message
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>
> "vinniemak" <vinniemak@netzero.net> wrote in message
> news:g7iYa.16548$mZ6.9065@nwrdny02.gnilink.net...
> > I have trouble getting the bolt off from the bottom transmission oil

> change
> > bolt. The bolt is a 3/8" socket bolt (i.e the 3/8" male socket rachet

> goes
> > in directly into the bolt). I am afraid to use a cheater bar on top of

> the
> > 3/8" socket driver as I am afraid I could break the insert. I put a

bolt
> > loosener around the bolt and will try again tomorrow.
> >
> > Any ideas?? E. Meyer - you've been a great help to me so far. Thanks

for
> > all your help in the past ; the picture you emailed me of the top bolt

was
> > great - I found it. But the damn bolt at the bottom won't come loose,

as
> I
> > indicated. I think I have a "longer" 3/8" Stanley male socket rachet,

> which
> > I will borrow from work and try to open it again.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for your help.
> >
> > Vinnie
> > ===========
> >
> >

>
> Vinnie;
>
> Use a 10 inch breaker, not a 3 footer. It will come. Doug
>
>



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Old 06 Aug 2003, 09:23 pm
Dave M.
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Default Re: Bolt "headaches" - transmission oil change 3.2 TL 2000


vinniemak <vinniemak@netzero.net> wrote in message
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> Thanks E. Meyer and Doug....I will do so tomorrow. I have broken off a

3/8"
> socket rachet before (on a work related piece) and I didn't want to do it

on
> the transmission bolt, where the space is so small. It just fits the 3/8"
> socket rachet and would be a bitch to remove if it broke inside. I will

get
> the larger 14" 3/8" socket rachet from work and after the bolt loosener I
> applied, should pop loose.
>
> By the way I was "afraid" of applying muscle, but will go for it again
> tomorrow. This one appeared to be on real tight - might be on real good
> like your Odessey (E. Meyer !!).


Are you turning it counter clock-wise? ;-)

>
> Have a good night.
>
> Vinnie
> ========
> "Doug Holtz" <dholtz@wi.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:FqiYa.69808$o27.1553527@twister.rdc-kc.rr.com...
> >
> > "vinniemak" <vinniemak@netzero.net> wrote in message
> > news:g7iYa.16548$mZ6.9065@nwrdny02.gnilink.net...
> > > I have trouble getting the bolt off from the bottom transmission oil

> > change
> > > bolt. The bolt is a 3/8" socket bolt (i.e the 3/8" male socket rachet

> > goes
> > > in directly into the bolt). I am afraid to use a cheater bar on top

of
> > the
> > > 3/8" socket driver as I am afraid I could break the insert. I put a

> bolt
> > > loosener around the bolt and will try again tomorrow.
> > >
> > > Any ideas?? E. Meyer - you've been a great help to me so far. Thanks

> for
> > > all your help in the past ; the picture you emailed me of the top bolt

> was
> > > great - I found it. But the damn bolt at the bottom won't come loose,

> as
> > I
> > > indicated. I think I have a "longer" 3/8" Stanley male socket rachet,

> > which
> > > I will borrow from work and try to open it again.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance for your help.
> > >
> > > Vinnie
> > > ===========
> > >
> > >

> >
> > Vinnie;
> >
> > Use a 10 inch breaker, not a 3 footer. It will come. Doug
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 07 Aug 2003, 09:08 pm
vinniemak
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Default Re: Bolt "headaches" - transmission oil change 3.2 TL 2000

Hi, Dave....yeah...I was turning it CCW to open. I am a Mech Engg in the
field of hydraulics...have worked on engines and hydraulic pumps, motors and
closed loop transmissions for many many years !! I think I know how to open
a bolt ... and I also know the ramifications of breaking sockets & ratchets
by trying to use excessive force !! Read my "successful" transmission oil
change below. Thanks for your interest.

Vinnie
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"Dave M." <gadget@frontiernet.net> wrote in message
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>
> vinniemak <vinniemak@netzero.net> wrote in message
> news:jxiYa.16763$mZ6.1749@nwrdny02.gnilink.net...
> > Thanks E. Meyer and Doug....I will do so tomorrow. I have broken off a

> 3/8"
> > socket rachet before (on a work related piece) and I didn't want to do

it
> on
> > the transmission bolt, where the space is so small. It just fits the

3/8"
> > socket rachet and would be a bitch to remove if it broke inside. I will

> get
> > the larger 14" 3/8" socket rachet from work and after the bolt loosener

I
> > applied, should pop loose.
> >
> > By the way I was "afraid" of applying muscle, but will go for it again
> > tomorrow. This one appeared to be on real tight - might be on real

good
> > like your Odessey (E. Meyer !!).

>
> Are you turning it counter clock-wise? ;-)
>
> >
> > Have a good night.
> >
> > Vinnie
> > ========
> > "Doug Holtz" <dholtz@wi.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:FqiYa.69808$o27.1553527@twister.rdc-kc.rr.com...
> > >
> > > "vinniemak" <vinniemak@netzero.net> wrote in message
> > > news:g7iYa.16548$mZ6.9065@nwrdny02.gnilink.net...
> > > > I have trouble getting the bolt off from the bottom transmission oil
> > > change
> > > > bolt. The bolt is a 3/8" socket bolt (i.e the 3/8" male socket

rachet
> > > goes
> > > > in directly into the bolt). I am afraid to use a cheater bar on top

> of
> > > the
> > > > 3/8" socket driver as I am afraid I could break the insert. I put a

> > bolt
> > > > loosener around the bolt and will try again tomorrow.
> > > >
> > > > Any ideas?? E. Meyer - you've been a great help to me so far.

Thanks
> > for
> > > > all your help in the past ; the picture you emailed me of the top

bolt
> > was
> > > > great - I found it. But the damn bolt at the bottom won't come

loose,
> > as
> > > I
> > > > indicated. I think I have a "longer" 3/8" Stanley male socket

rachet,
> > > which
> > > > I will borrow from work and try to open it again.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks in advance for your help.
> > > >
> > > > Vinnie
> > > > ===========
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > Vinnie;
> > >
> > > Use a 10 inch breaker, not a 3 footer. It will come. Doug
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



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