I canâ€™t remove the upper bolt on the Thermostat Housing; I donâ€™t know if itâ€™s frozen in place or, I just canâ€™t reach it well enough to get a good grip on it (or both). There are two horizontal pipes in the way, oneâ€™s black and the otherâ€™s silver. I tried â€ liquid wrenchâ€™ on the bolt and gave it several good taps, but it wonâ€™t budge.
To access the bolt better, I tried to remove the Throttle Body. I removed the nut on the lower right side of the TB (in front of the small black plate thatâ€™s attached to the black pipe). However, I canâ€™t seem to remove the stud bolt that comes from the Throttle Body and extends through the slot in the small black plate.
Iâ€™m wondering if I should try to remove the black and silver horizontal pipes that are blocking access to the upper bolt on the Thermostat Housing. If so, Iâ€™m not sure how; I canâ€™t find any info on how to do it. By the way, the lower bolt on the TH also seems be frozen or, I canâ€™t get enough leverage (or both). I would appreciate any advice that anyone can give me. THANKS!
Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 AT 12:23 PM (Merged)