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Question 7.3 diesel front differential cover bolt removal help

I started to remove the bolts that secure the cover to my front differential so that I could change the fluid. All the standards bolts were easy. The last bolt is the problem. You need a six sided bit to remove it and the head is now almost stripped. There is only about 4 inches in front of the bolt so there is not too much room to work. Yesterday I applied some lubricate to break free the rust but today I still cannot remove the bolt. Any thoughts. I thought of using a hammer drill but there is not enough room.

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Maybe use a small pipe wrench? Or a set of vice grips?

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heat is your friend get a small torch on it. and small pipewrench or if you can a bolt extractor kit works well.

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