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bolt studs for top radiator support just spin......

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by down4thakrown, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. down4thakrown

    down4thakrown 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Aug 5, 2003
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    so i cant tighten it down. how did u guys fix them????????
  2. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Jun 23, 2000
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    Fort McMurray, Alberta
    Ugh, I just had fun fixing that on my K25, lol

    Basically, you'll need to back the bolt off as far as you can (or if you can get it out, do so!) using vice grips to try and hold the little nuts underneith there, then cut the top of the nut off so you can get the rad support plate off of there. Then, spot weld those little nuts down to the top of the core support, then use vice grips to try and get the cut bolts out, or, thread a nut on top, and then weld it on (get good penetration) and use an impact wrench to back it out.

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