climber55811 Posted March 17, 2010 Share Posted March 17, 2010 I am having a problem with the two bolts on the engine mount at the cam shaft on my 1996 Civic CX (3dr hatchback). I am trying to replace the drive belts, and the engine mount at the cam shaft must be undone to replace the bottom belt. When I tried to remove either bolt, it initially started loosening, but then after a few rotations, the bolt only spins. (probably the bolt threads that were exposed above the nut were junked up and bound up in the bolt). On both of the bolts, it appears that the nut that receives the bolt has broken free. The challenge is that the nut is hidden in a box frame section and cannot be reached. I read somewhere that the nuts were likely tack welding in place and the weld probably broke. I am thinking I will need to drill/cut a hole into this box section so I can get a wrench/socket on the nut to free the bolt. Does anyone have any experience with this and/or suggestions? Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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