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Old February 23rd, 2012, 08:18 PM
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Most hated bolt?

Did the rotors shocks and LH swivel on the SWB RRC. Must place the top swivel pin bolt thats under the brake pipe holder weldment thingy in my top ten Most Hated Bolts category.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 08:23 PM
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Bulkhead long bolt is #1 for me.

The the nut on the a-frame

Then the stupid screws that go through the floorboards to the brackets on the bulkhead.

Door hinge screws.

etc.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 08:42 PM
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The ones you have to line up (and can't see worth a crap) really suck - like the two on the rotors - can never seem to line those things up! How about the one on top of the starter?

But then there's the ones that are soooooooo tiny that any tool that fits the head is so thin that it breaks! Example - the little allen head screws that go into the ferrule nuts on the wipers. Yeah, it's not a technical one, but I bent one allen wrench, and broke the torque one. Time for heat I guess.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 08:47 PM
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You've never done headers on a 2v 4.6L mustang (94-04)
My top 16 most hated bolts are every single one of those. I just pull the engine now when I have to do them.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 11:46 PM
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One of the hoses on the PS pump fought me tooth and nail once that was pretty awful. The adjustment on the steering box is a pita, the exhaust manifold bolts have caused me heartburn also
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 11:49 PM
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d1 bellhousing bolts
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 11:51 PM
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The 16 bolts & nuts on the drive shaft flanges, they're something weird other than SAE & metric. Won't be bad to replace except they're trapped on the front output of the LT230Q.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 02:28 AM
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I hate the ones that brake! Or get dull so you have to drill them out! Rusty piece of shit bolts
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Old February 24th, 2012, 02:47 AM
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Front bumper mounting bolts when using an ARB bumper without captive nut plates.

Driver's side engine mount, top nut.

Slightly swelled alloy lug nuts that don't want to come out of the socket.

Every #3 philips on the truck.

Panhard Rod bolt at the axle end.

X2 on the floor panel ones.

X1mil on the front bulkhead to outrigger bolts.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 06:19 AM
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Swelled alloy nuts at the top of my list. Everything else I'll take a torch to.
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I'd have to say the NAS 110 cage exterior bolts suck especially where the cage meets the body - everything is under tension and nothing lines up.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 07:03 AM
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Funny how some of these are no problem really compared to the two bolts that hold the front end of the door sill channel to the foot of the bulkhead. you can barely get a wrench on them and when they're siezed you can't get a grinder on them. maybe a dremel though never tried it. Usually at that point the bulkhead foot comes off anyway.

BTW, driveshaft bolts *should* be 9/16 UNF, I believe even on the later metric vehicles. On my 90 the door hinge bolts and front floor to footwell screws are all stainless thanks to the PO. I left those screws out on the 109 since the holes were all buggered up. Door hinge bolts I guess I've just been lucky. Not so much of a problem with the superior II/IIa hinges.
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Driveshaft bolts - buy that extended socket from RN, AB, etc. I throw that on to the end of the cordless impact and they come off pretty easy. Bonus - I believe they are the same nuts as the diffs.

Biggest PITA bolts for me so far: the NAS rear bumper/gas tank skid. I spent 3 days getting them drilled out and retapped as they were rusted and seized and snapped every one. I drench them with copper grease every time it comes out now. At least the access was good.

Also - one of the rear A arm bolt was siezed and was a bish to get out. I have a 30mm (I think that is the size) spanner and it fits nicely for the ball joint bolt.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 09:07 AM
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I hate the top allen-socket bolt for the starter on a V8. Can be a real pain when it's frozen, especially when someone else has rounded it out...
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Old February 24th, 2012, 11:16 AM
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The ones going into the cross member from the nas bumper suck.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 11:20 AM
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It may be easier to list the bolts that are not a pita. I would make for a short thread.
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-Philips screw that is made out of cheese that hold the drum brake on.
-8mm allen bolt for the starter... its the only allen bolt on the truck and its in prefect position to fill up with mud.
-A-frame nut.
-Ignition switch screws. You need an eye glasses screwdriver for those.
-Any bolt or nut you find that was welded on by the previous idiot owner.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 11:31 AM
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--Ignition switch screws. You need an eye glasses screwdriver for those.
Ah forgot about that one! The worst part was that the manual only lists the screw that faces you, not the one on the other side that you can't see!
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Old February 24th, 2012, 11:42 AM
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The rusted upper front shock bolt gave me a hard time. I ended up getting my sawzall out and cutting the shock in half
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