The screws that hold the AC cover on—I can’t get one out. When I try to remove it, the female threads, which are under the AC cover, spin along with the screw. Tried penetrating oil, pulling up on the AC cover, and putting a piece of wire under the screw head and pulling up. Before I grind off the screw head to the the AC cover off to oil fan and general cleaning, does anyone have any better ideas to get that one screw out?
Cut out the top of the shroud just enough to lift cover around the washer/screw. RVP makes a replacement metal fan cover that has BOTH rear nut inserts. But you can make and install your own bolt and screw kit. Once you remove you will see how to do it. You use an oversize metal plate or washer to cover the hole you cut in the shroud. If up front where the evap cover is, same procedure but it is easier to make a new nut insert kit. Doug
Make of A/C and where are these screws Top of Cover (Coleman does it that way) Or around the bottom edge.
Suggestion is to drill Hold drill at an angle (Take extra bits) eventually you will drill the head off and then you can drill out or otherwise remove both the screw an nut.
You can then either anchor the nuts using a product like locktite RED Or replace with Pop Nuts (Pop Rivit company) depending on what and where.
NOTE Coleman ACs SUCK so you may be able to clean 'em without removing cover.
Other makes blow so cover has to come off.
Home was where I park it. but alas the. 2005 Damon Intruder 377 Alas declared a total loss after a semi "nicked" it. Still have the radios Kenwood TS-2000, ICOM ID-5100, ID-51A+2, ID-880 REF030C most times
Rusty—tried that. The screw turns, but it also turns the female threads which should be stationary in the AC body. No matter how much upward pressure I apply, both the screw and the threads both turn together.
maybe a pair of vise grips on the screw head ,pull an turn. small hacksaw and cut the thing off. p.s a idea for the future, drill the steel a bit bigger install plastic inserts for the new stainless screws.