the oil pan bolt is on really tight, damn gm dealership, and i cant get it off, im 15 and it wont budge. anyone no how to losen it and im using the right tool but it still wont budgeI have an oil change question * details in details box*?
Hate to say it but there are two ways that you can take this off. If it is that tight, it sounds like it might be cross threaded. The first way would be to getting a impact driver and use that to get it off. Another way is to use a longer handled socket or put a cheater pipe on the wrench. When you do get it off, take a look at the threads and see if there is any damage that would indicate that it was cross threaded. If it was, the pan will have to be re-threaded and will need a new drain bolt. If you find damage to the plug, take the plug to the dealership and ask to speak to a service manager and explain what happened and they should repair it for you. If you are having this much of a problem removing it now, might be a good idea to take it back now and ask them to loosen it for you. That way if it was put in wrong and the threads are messed up, it is already there and they can fix it.I have an oil change question * details in details box*?
You need what my old daddy called a cheater bar. You need to get a pipe or something similar to put over the wrench that makes it longer and gives you more leverage. MAKE SURE you are turning the bolt counter clockwise or you can twist the bolt right off.I have an oil change question * details in details box*?
Take a small hammer and tap it lightly counterclockwise until you see it move enough to loosen it by hand.I have an oil change question * details in details box*?
Put down your purse and just loose the oil plug. Double wrench it if you have to or use a socket and a breaker bar. Also make sure you are turning it in the right direction, and your not tightening the oil plug more.I have an oil change question * details in details box*?
If you can't get it with a metric box-end wrench, go with something safer, bigger and better. A shallow well 1/2 metric socket with a 12%26quot; ratchet or a 16%26quot; breaker bar. It will pop right loose. You are turning the pan bolt counter clockwise as you face the head of the bolt?
Never use an open end wrench on %26quot;tuff%26quot; stuff.