All bolts were tight as hell. One last bolt I put everything I had on it, vice grips etc...

[Vehicle: 1995 Ford Mustang, 6 cyl]

This thing will not budge. Please help a brother out.Thanks

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    Welcome to the site. Please don't post your personal email. The Q&A format should suffice.
    – Zaid
    Mar 18, 2018 at 16:21
  • This is on the transmission pan? What's the year/make/model/engine of the transmission we're talking about? Mar 18, 2018 at 16:59
  • 1995 mustang.6 cyl.
    – Scott
    Mar 18, 2018 at 17:56
  • Have your already fully removed all the other bolts? Mar 18, 2018 at 18:04
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    This will sound weird but it can work : have you tried to tighten said bolt then undo - repeat often but don't shear it, that will be the last resort and only if you can get space enough to re-tap it...
    – Solar Mike
    Mar 18, 2018 at 18:11

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Three options, in that order:

  1. generously spray with penetrating oil. Let it soak overnight, spay again and give it a go.

  2. Heat the case and/or cool the bolt. (Torch and ice-spray)

  3. Use a really long handle, will probably only brake the bold

  4. Last option: Drill it out, reapair thread.

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    thanks im thinkinking same .last resort drill..it just grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggr people think they need to torque stuff like this.thanks everyonew.
    – Scott
    Mar 26, 2018 at 3:56

I can not comment as I am too new to the site: Have you tried ATF/Acetone 50/50 solution as a penetrating liquid?

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    no but im going to try everything but drilling.last resort.thanks
    – Scott
    Mar 26, 2018 at 3:54

You didn't mention an impact tool. You should really consider either pneumatic or electric before you do anything drastic. Borrowing one is a lot easier than fixing threads...

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