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Need Help...Removing Crossmember bolts to Radiator Support

Hey All,

Well I'm knee deep in repairing my Altima from my sos's accident and can not get the bolts holding the front of the cross member to the radiator support.

They just spin but don't back out. I took a look but it looked like the radiator support was boxed there and I couldn't see where I could put a wrench or vice grips on anything. It was late and getting dark so I quit for the night.

How do youy get these off??

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I have rebuilt the frt suspension and it looks good. New Lower Control Arms, Struts, Sway Bar Links, Rt. Spindle, and 2 used tires. Tires and Wheels appear to be pretty straight !!!!!

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They are regular bolts...they should just come out. Try wedging a flat head screwdriver under the head of the bolt while spinning it so the threads catch.


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THANKS Jayjaya29 !!

I ran out of daylight & time last night to try to figure it out. So I just quit and went in & eat then came back out to clean up everything.

I looked at the FSM this morning but couldn't tell if there was a nut or not.


Thanks again!!

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Well, I had to cut them off. They backed out about 1/4 inch then refused to go in or out no matter what I did. Anyone have a pair of these bolts?

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You're better off just buying them from the dealer. That's what I did and they were pretty cheap.



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I went out and looked at Courtesy Nissan & Rockauto and could not find them online.....

I do have a local dealer that may have them...havn't checked yet. I also might try my local wrecking yard. They have a couple Altimas and I need some other small parts. Mine were very rusty and nothing has came off easy even using pentraiting oil.

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junkyards are the PERFECT place to get random bolts you need...you can get the from the EXACT location that you need it...no guessing thread's or size's....because an 18 thread will screw a 25 thread bolt hole up REAL quick....

and from the sounds of it you need a breaker bar....i bought a 2' one at harbor freight for under $10 (it was on sale) and its one of my favorite tool's....it break's bolts loose that an impact cant touch...
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You may want to consider trying to tap the rad support before installing the new bolts so the same thing doesn't happen again.

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i will say it again everone should go and get a battery powered impack gun like now they are just right to get something out and wont break most bigger studs and i had the same thing happen to me and had to put an impack gun to them got them right out took about 3-5 sec lol and if you want a crazy one like one i got matco has one for 500 and its 750ft/l 18 volt its so crazy you dont ever need it but just in case
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impact gun's are good for SOME thing's...like chaging a tire, or removing an a-arm...outside of stuff like that..their useless...

ive used my impact MAYBE 3 times on my car...and its pneumatic yall just need to quit being soft lol...
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Well I have been using a air impact wrench 1/2" drive and it is a arm saver for sure. I have had to break loose a couple of the bolts on the lower control arm plates but over all it works very well.

My problem is my car was a Cleveland OH area car and sat a lot. Most likly with salt all over the bottom. All the bolt heads flaked off a layer of rust and I have had to use smaller SAE sockets on a lot of them. Smaller bolts have just snapped in two.

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