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Old 31 Jan 2011, 03:49 pm
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I've been the proud owner of a PT for over a year now, and haven't had any issues with the car up until recently. I'm certainly not a genius with cars or anything but a bolt in the upper passenger side of the engine keeps coming loose as I drive. Oftentimes, it loosens up so much that it begins grinding into the freon tank. I'm probably going to have to replace the freon tank, but is there anything I can do to stop this bolt from coming loose besides tightening it every few days??
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Old 31 Jan 2011, 03:53 pm
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Default Re: Loose Bolt

what is the bolt holding? maybe try a lock washer.
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Old 31 Jan 2011, 04:13 pm
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Spray it with carb cleaner to de-grease it, dry it and a dab of loctite on threads.
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Old 31 Jan 2011, 08:42 pm
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only one I can think of where there is a moving part rubbing up against the stationery A/C dryer tank is the alternator locking bolt. If the bolt is that close to the dryer tank then you have used up all of the adjustment on the alternator belt. I would recommend replacing the alternator belt, this will pull the adjuster bolt far away from the dryer tank.

Just a guess until we have more info on the bolt you are referring too.
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