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Unread 05-28-2014, 09:23 PM   #11
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They should never be that tight!

Are you sure you are turning the plug to the left, counter clockwise?

Are you sure you are on the drain plug of the engine's oil pan?

I'm concerned that you are either turning it the wrong way or are on the wrong fitting.
Same here. But as far as I can tell I'm doing it correctly. I don't really see another bolt like this one under my car, and the shape of the metal above it looks like the drainage area I've seen on Youtube video for my car. And I'm turning it counterclockwise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mK5wdO5JDM
At 4:42 the guy is taking off the nut. The metal there looks like mine and I'm turning it the same way he is. I can't really tell where under the car the bolt is at because the camera angle there is very confusing.

I could make a short video but the day is getting dark and there's not much light left for my camera. Been working at this since 1pm and now it's 7pm.

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A longer wrench is better than trying harder with a short wrench.

Use a long handle ratchet and 6 point socket.
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A longer wrench is better than trying harder with a short wrench.

Use a long handle ratchet and 6 point socket.
The amount of force I've pushed out is enough to push my entire body out from under the car. I've already spent all this money on the oil that I can't use, the right oil, the filter I can't use, the right oil, other misc supplies, and then two sets of tools to try to get this bolt off. Multiple times now I've made trips to the store and back to see if what I just bought can fix the situation.

I don't know. My friend's uncle is supposed to help me install the breaks - I'd ask him if he can pry it off. He's stronger than my anyways. Otherwise, maybe if I go to a gas station for an oil change, the mechanic wouldn't be able to get the bolt off either.

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Use a wrench with a longer handle, or a breaker bar.
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Ok, status update!

My buddy's uncle got the brakes checked out. Turns out one of the thingies (yeah, I know, real descriptive, sorry) was stuck and it made one of the brake pads wear out much faster while the other brake pad was at 100%. He suggested I fix my rotors, not required but nice for fast breaking, and buying new rotors ended up being cheaper than getting them machined. So he put in one break pad to change out the really overused break pad, he happened to have a break pad that works lying around unused. So we'll get the rotors in a bit and change the new breaks then.

The oil change went smoothly once the god dam bolt went off. He had problems getting it off too, but he managed to get it off. He lubed it up to make sure nothing is ridiculously tight for next time. Very little oil left in the car when I changed the oil and the oil that came out didn't look too yummy.

From lying on the garage floor trying to loosen the bolt days ago, my right arm developed a rash from something on the floor. It's starting to get better but it's itchy.

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Good to hear!
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As I was trying to drive to work today, I noticed that at first the car would not move when I moved the stick to drive from park. Eventually it moved but its as if the car is heavy and the car can't move as fast. The top speed I could reach varied from 25-45 mph. I noticed that smoke was coming out of the passenger seat's front tire.

Skipped work.

This blows.

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Check the fluid level in the transmission. Idling in Park.

Although if it was the transmission it shouldn't make smoke at the wheel.

Is it smoking only after you drive it a while?

Put the car in neutral on a flat level smooth surface and see if it rolls (pushes) easily, maybe a brake is seized.
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Smoke from brakes, yeah brake is seized.
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My friend's uncle came over today and he said the piston wasn't going back all the way. He swapped it out with a thinner brake and it seems fine for now. In the future we can to see if we can fix it, if not, replace. Shouldn't be too costly.

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