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Try spraying the bolt with a spray called "liquid wrench" I've used it several times and it works. You may have to spray it several times and let it soak in before the bolt will turn. And...have you tried using a breaker bar, or a cheater bar? There is a risk of breaking the bolt, but it also may just loosen the stubborn bolt.

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Q: What is the best way to loosen a seized bolt that removes an idler pulley from a 1998 Mercury Sable?
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