Originally Posted by bryanwheat
I just use a wrench.
Same here. I put it on a belt sander to flatten it down to where the teeth bite the head of the bolt more when flush against the flex plate. It give the wrench more control of the low profile head of the bolts.
As 95RS advised, use some PB blaster.
Originally Posted by autodsm
The bolt heads are pretty flat so there isnt much to grab in the first place. On top of that the bolts are rusted/seized.
I cant get a 1/2" breaker bar in because of space constraints...the oil pan is obstructing the head of the breaker bar. 3/8" bar will fit but just no luck getting the bastards broken loose
Sounds like you need to jack the car up higher. The oil pan shouldn't be in the way at all, when using a wrench. A low profile socket should still get you by when you rotate the engine to have the bolt at the very bottom of he rotation.
Did you remove the tcase? EDIT-Just seen you were FWD. Should have tons of room down there.
Are you turning the engine over by the front crank pulley bolt? Use that to hold it in place, it shouldnt come loose on you either since you are tightening it, while loosening your converter bolts.