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Turn in which direction to loosen the bolts for engine torque mount?

For a 1997 Lexus ES300, what is the direction to turn the wrench when I want to loosen the bolts for removing the motor mount? The one I'm trying to replace is the one on top that is very accessible ...
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How to prevent nut falling off ring wrench?

I have minimal space to work with on a BMW X3. I am changing the coolant. I am following these instructions: https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e83-x3-2.0d-sav/repair-manuals/17-cooling/17-00-...
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How to take care of bolted joints

My cargo van (Ford E-250 2007, in case it matters) has the brackets of the stabilizer bar (let me abbreviate with "sb") directly bolted to the frame. I have to change the bushings of the sb, and that ...
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Motorcycle engine mounting bolts grade

I need to decide upon a pair of bolts that will be used on my motorcycle to mount a pair of frame sliders. The already present frame sliders are installed with (supposingly???) 10.9 grade M10x1....
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about TTY head bolts 1990 Toyota corolla 2e wagon manual shift with carburettor

I need to know if the torque spec is done in one sweep of the torque wrench or gradually quarter turn at a time up to the first 22ft lbs and then gradually again to 36ft lbs. and then 90 degrees. ...
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Optra5 (Reno) bolt size on valve cover

I lost the 2 bolt on the cover that hide the spark plugs wires. I live in Canada and no store knows the size. Does anyone know? And can I drive without this cap? Thank you 2004 Chevrolet Optra5 (...
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Where do torque specs for a specific component come from?

I am asking about the manufacturer specific torque specs for a given year, make, model, component/part and bolt/stud (not asking about bolt grade and size standard specs). Random Example: 2003, Ford ...
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Drilling a new hole and putting threads in it for a bolt to screw in

Hi everyone (noob alert)- I need to put a threaded bolt into a fresh new hole I have drilled into a piece of metal but how do I put in threads which match this particular bolt? Thanks
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Cotter pin question

When you're tightening a nut that uses a cotter pin, do you only tighten enough so the pin can slide in or can you tighten further as well? I drew a picture to illustrate what I'm asking. Is the ...
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What is the thread and size of a Chevy Malibu 2009 Hybrid with ATC blower module retaining bolt size?

I was wondering if any of you guys could possibly know the thread of the retaining bolts of the blower module (ATC) to a Chevy Malibu 2009. Thanks advancely !
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How to remove “concave” hex oil drain plug?

I am quite handy but I've never bothered to try my own car maintenance. But I want to start with oil changes so I know how. After crawling under my 2008 Subaru Impreza and finding the oil drain plug I ...
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2201 Ford Ranger - Remove bolts when painting in new bedliner?

My 2001 Ford Ranger 4.0L 4x4 has a 6' bed that has lost a lot of its paint and is rusting in spots. I was thinking this would be a great impetus to abrade the surface and throw some Herculiner on it. ...
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What grade of bolts should I use for motorcycle brake hardware?

I'm setting up a motorcycle front end from used parts, and some of the mounting bolts were not included. The same bolt is used both for mounting the calipers to the forks, and mounting the brake discs ...
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Head bolt sequence for 4.3 liter 1995 Chevy 1500

What is the head bolt sequence for a 1995 Chevy truck 4.3 liter engine?
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Should loctite be used on suspension components?

Didn't see this asked from searching but I've always been in debates with whether Loctite should be used on suspension components. To be clear, I'm talking about components that do not utilize a ...
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Nut and bolt terminology. What is the name of the fixing in the image?

What would be the name for the cylindrical item in the image below? I have tried searching for stand-off, collar, riser, (and the frankly ridiculous 'bolt pipe', which throws up some unexpected ...
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how to remove this battery tray bolt and what is it?

2004 Ford Taurus SES DOCH 24V Trying to change the ABS module out. Need to remove the battery tray - there are 4 bolts. However, one of them is smaller and has has a weird round top: (not sure why, ...
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Best way to remove rusted steel bolts from aluminum parts

I need to remove a lot of steel bolts from an aluminum engine block, they feel like "welded" in there because the level of rust. Just turning them would crack the part, or break the bolts. I wonder ...
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Extremely over tightened pinch bolt, how to remedy?

I was replacing my upper control arms today, however the manual I simply stated "tighten" the bolts (they're meant to be self-locking). So after some googling my car model (Audi B8 A4/A5), I wrongly ...
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What cutting oil for hardened steel bolts?

So, my car has a bad case of the eccentric bolts being rusted solidly into the rear toe arm. Best practice repair is sawzall through the bolt where it goes through the outer bushing, then pop the ...