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Old 06-04-2010, 12:34 PM
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Question seat bolt trouble

This might be a dumb question i have a 1998 ranger extended cab and i'm trying to take my seats out and the front 2 bolts are easy to get out but the back two on both seats are rusted really bad i've sprayed pb blaster on the tops and underneath the bolts but there still not budging and i dont want to break them cause im afraid i wont be able to get the rest of the bolt out any kind of advice would be great guys thanks
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:48 PM
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Default Re: seat bolt trouble

the penetrating oil is your best bet. maybe wire brush the threads a little. other than that, heat. i've seen some pretty rusted bolts come out.
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:54 PM
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I would also try the some heat to get them out
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:04 PM
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what should i use to apply the heat we talking about a torch or a heat gun/hair dryer also thanks for the help
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:22 PM
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Get one of those little propane torches

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Old 06-04-2010, 02:44 PM
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thanks i will try it tommorow
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:15 AM
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Default Re: seat bolt trouble

A real neet trick for rusted/stuck bolts is to get some parifan (candle)wax heat up the bolt with the torch so that it is hot enough to melt the wax. remove heat hold the wax against bolt and it will pull wax into the threads. Then unscrew bolt. Randy
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:59 PM
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Default Re: seat bolt trouble

i just wish i see this thread right away i stripped the head of the seatbelt screw on the floor,no more options, i grabe my ryobi grinder and start grinding the head, and to remove the remaining, i slipped under the truck, grab a vise grip and an adjustable wrench and start turning and voila i got it out, went to the junkyard and grab me a fresh one,just sharing
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:39 PM
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Default Re: seat bolt trouble

Just to add that the proper size tool is a "Torx Plus" TP-50 I had to drill and tap one of mine I still haven't got the drivers seat out but I am in no rush
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:26 PM
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Heat definately is the best! i had to torch my body mount bolts to get them out for my body lift and it worked great. I had someone with an impact wrench pull them while I heated them, gotta move fast!
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:07 PM
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Default Re: seat bolt trouble

My favorite combo is PB for a few days, then set the impact wrench to low and let it knock at the bolt for a few minutes. if I doesn't turn I try it again the next day. (I think the impact helps the PB into the rust...)
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