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I have a gmc 2007 acadia. The passenger rear cradle bolt

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I have a gmc 2007 acadia. The passenger rear cradle bolt will not come out and just spins. The bolt is the frame how do you get to the bolt to hold it. I
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: GMC
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE Master Technician and I am glad to help you out with your question.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hi Dan, How do you remove a spinning cradle bolt in a gmc acadia?
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

Use a torch to get the area red hot. Use a long pry bar and an impact to put downward pressure on the cradle while using the impact in short bursts.

You may have to cut the bolt and weld in another threaded nut.

I don't think there is a way to access the back side to hold it.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Is it possible to make a cut in the side and go in and hold the bolt with a wrench?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
R U still there?
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

You could, but that will weaken the frame if it is ever in an accident.

Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

Please reply to this if you need more help and we can continue this conversation. If you are satisfied with my service, please rate at the top of the screen. Rating does not close out your question. Remember, sometimes it is difficult to completely diagnose your vehicle without being there, but I will try to give you the best answer I can. If I am not giving you 5 star service, please let me know what I missed.

Thanks,

Dan

ASE Master Technician

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
have one more question I hope you can help me with. The reason I am dropping the cradle is to remove the power steering pump. Is there another way I can get it out without lowering the cradle?
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

You have to remove the 2 rear cradle bolts and lower the cradle to get the pump out. There isn't a lot of room without lowering the cradle.

Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

Maybe the bolt is cross threaded and just spinning

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
What about removing right cat converter ?
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

You can do that, I don't think there is room to get that out without lowering the cradle.

Do you need the factory service manual steps on replacing the pump?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Sure if you have them that would be great.
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

ok, I can send you a pdf of the steps if you accept.

Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

Hello again Dan here,

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