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How on earth did you get this bolt out on the exhaust heat shield?

2004 model, I think it’s a 2.0L petrol / gasoline engine…but you guys tell me it’s the 2.4L.



I think it’s a 12mm bolt, all the other ones were, but it just won’t come out….I have been trying all sorts of different types of wrenches / spanners too


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can't quite see the bolt, do you have a close up photo/ better lighting?
Have you looked in the parts catalog to see whats on top of it, i.e. no locking pin or nut?
 

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Won't "come out" as in "can't turn" or as in "loose but won't come out of the hole"?

For the former - penetrating oil, heat and a good jolt from a hammer or impact wrench.

Edit - it occurs to me there's also the "how do I even get to this" problem...
 

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As above really, rust pen spray to start with - after that I would go with applying heat if you can
 
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