Originally Posted by popcorn
Originally Posted by theJMFC
it was the rear-most bolt, which has no top access
I have this exact problem, pass side rear. When I try to loosen the bolt, it feels like the
nut may be moving instead of loosening. I only moved it maybe 10 degrees and stopped
turning. It seems like the nut is rusted on the bolt. So how can I get at the nut to hold it
while turning the bolt
How did you handle it
There is some slop there, and that is normal. The nut is not welded, only held roughly in place by a sheet metal cover. It'* actually a (roughly) 1.25" x 1.75" diamond shaped metal plate that your nut is firmly attached to, and that diamond is held in place by the sheet metal cap.
So, the movement you're feeling there may be fine. Just keep going, carefully. If you feel it binding up (hard to explain), reverse for a little bit, then start going again.
If you break it off, then it'* probably time to start cutting access holes (either in the wheel well area, or the interior floor). Cross that bridge when you come to it, I guess. Hopefully it doesn't come to that.