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Thule Crossroads 450 Foot Stuck

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Just went to take the rack off my car and I can't get one of the crossroads feet off.  The Hex screw won't turn.  I can get about a quarter turn on it, but that's it.  Afraid of putting too much pressure on it and snapping the screw.  Sprayed some WD40 on it.  No difference.  Any ideas?

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Spray with real penetrating oil , let it sit then spray again, wd40 is not a penetrating oil. Work the screw back and forth clockwise and anti clockwise in very small increments until it loosens up . Use good quality wrench with tight fit so you don’t bugger up head of screw. 

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update:  I now notice that when I try to turn the hex bolt to loosen the foot that a piece of metal inside the foot is moving with it.  In the picture you can see it.  Did I break something inside the foot?  That piece of metal in the vertical position should not be there like that.

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