10-11-2013, 08:05 PM
Join Date: Jul 2013
Stuck Starter Bolt
Hello fellow Zuki-heads
I have a 1986 Samurai tintop with the 1.3l motor and 5spd tranny about 67k mileage wise.
Anyhow, I just moved to Salt lake city and I towed my zuki here, now it won't go into first gear because I blew a synchro in the tranny, which I knew I would have to rebuild eventually and now is the time I'd reckon.
Here's my dilemma, one of the first steps in removing the transmission is to loosen the starter bolts and slide the starter forward, but the lower bolt is giving me hell which I think is mostly due to the battery negative ground wire pushing my socket off the bolt and after several different (unsucessful) angles I have totally stripped the head of the bolt off and even using those special stripped out sockets I can't seem to get it off.
Has anyone else ever had this issue in getting it off? it's in a really weird spot so most stuff would be hard to fit in there so I'm not even sure what to try next after using the stripped removal sockets to no avail. I tried pb blaster and tapping with a hammer first.
any help would be GREATLY appreciated it would be nice to back on the road before the snow starts falling here!
Thanks a million,