Originally Posted by jmlee44
Working on my 01 SCREW. It's a 4.6 auto. I am getting about 90% ready to pull the engine, but am having hell with the TC bolts. I got a slim wrench and socket to slide up between the oil pan and the back of the flywheel (it's easier because all the 4x4 drivetrain crap is in the way of the access hole on the side of the bell housing)
It has a good tight fit, but it rounds the bolts off. I tried one with a box end cheapo and it started to round. So I went and bought a nice $40 flex head ratchet and fitting socket, it fits perfect on the bolt - and it took some muscle, but rounded a second one!!!
I did PB blaster on both about 10 minutes before trying...
So - there are 4 total right?
What should I do for the other two to not round them?
What can I do about the already rounded ones?
Much appreciate the help - I really need to get this running, the city code compliance is on my *** now!
I have a set of wrenches that are somewhat "universal", but the way they are made, the harder you pull the tighter the wrench grips. There's no way you can round a head. As Toyz said, either someone lightened 'em with a breaker bar or something is desperately wrong. TC bolts should NEVER
be that tight.
As GottstoBMe said, if you can go in through the access hole, Harbor Freight has a great set of sockets that will absolutely deal with rounded off bolts or nuts, even made in Taiwan, NOT