It’s been least 9 years I’d say since last time I was on this site. My old Murano is long gone, but my wife who came along after dumping my Murano is on her second Murano. And now I’m running into issues and hoping the good help I used to get on here is still available. She’s got a 2010 Murano SL AWD and the upper accessory drive belt idler pulley bolt is seized, (part number 11925-JA100). I tried everything I can to break this bolt free with no luck. It’s so tight there you can’t get a socket wrench on the socket, so I tried with vice grips, I’ve tried closed ended wrenches, I’m now trying a bolt extractor. Nothing will free this thing. Sprayed it with WD40 and then with Blaster. Most stubborn thing ever. I’ve even looked around hoping to not find something say it’s reversed threaded.... never seen anything indicating that yet. Not doing a torch since concerned with the aluminum engine, don’t want worse issues. Any other ideas? Preciate any help offered, specially since this is my second night up till midnight fussing with this thing. I’m only doing this so I can replace the seized alternator.
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