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Old 21 Oct 2014, 04:36 pm
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Default Radiator removal, difficult to reach bolt

I am having a hard time getting to the bolt on the passenger side, at the bottom of the radiator. I have a 2003 turbo, so the air cooler pipe is in the way as well. The space is very small between the bolt and the A/C compressor. Does anyone have a recommendation on removing this bolt. I have tried a ratcheting 10mm wrench, but it is too short. A socket ratchet is too deep, hitting the A/C compressor. I am tempted to purchase an air ratchet and possibly a low profile 10mm socket.

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Old 21 Oct 2014, 07:39 pm
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Did you remove the front plastic grill, upper radiator support and upper hose at radiator?
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Old 22 Oct 2014, 12:25 am
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Yes. I have this last remaining bolt at the bottom preventing the removal of the radiator.
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Old 22 Oct 2014, 07:34 am
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Can you slip a piece of pipe over the end of the ratcheting 10 mm wrench to make it long enough?
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