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3 hrs. to remove one *&%#*@# bolt.

Discussion in '1992-Present Chevy & GMC models' started by DuneRunnersDad, Jan 20, 2003.

  1. DuneRunnersDad

    DuneRunnersDad Registered Member

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    Started to change trans filter/fluid in '01 Tahoe Sat. morning. You have to loosen the linkage brace to drop the pan. First #40 Torx bolt came out like butter. The second was a 3 hr. ordeal. After stripping out the inside torx area I attempted to "Vise-Grip" in off. No luck. No room to work. I ended up trying the torch/icecube method. No Luck. Finally I removed the drive shaft, dremil cut off wheel (7 of them) and was able to "Vise-Grip" it off. I saved the bolt to show all my friends how I spent a saturday.
     
  2. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Been there, done that. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
    At least you didn't let that little ba$tard get the best of you. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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