Volkswagen Beetle engine cover stuck

volkswagen

#1

As a forewarning I would just like to say I am new with cars and maintenience right now, so bare with my minimal car lingo :stuck_out_tongue: The Beetle has a cover over the engine with 3 screws holding it in place. I go to take the nuts off of the screws, and they will spin, as I turn the wrench, but they will not move up the screw. One simply broke off with half the screw coming with it, so I got 1 side open. Any suggestions on how I can get these nuts off? Ive tried spraying them with WD-40, doesnt work either. I am afraid that I have tried so much to get them off that I have stripped away all of the threads of the screws.


#2

The covers I have seen including the one on my 2002 NB TDI (Diesel) are secured with two 10 mm nuts under small plastic covers that pop off. The back slides into a rubber socket towards the passenger side. You just pull it out once you have removed those two 10mm nuts. A 10 mm nut driver is a great tool to have around.

So is yours that different or maybe you are removing something else?


#3

It has three 10mm nuts, but ya, its mostly the same. The problem is that the nuts wont come off, they turn, but they simply dont move up the screw.


#4

Anyone know?


#5

I really need ways to get this darn thing offโ€ฆ Im carless until I get this fixed.


#6

How long is the threaded portion sticking up above the nut?