Ok anytime you need something to screw into sone tubing, you drill a hole and then you drop in a crush nut. Then when you tighten it up it "crushes" to fill up the hole by adding extra threads to an area where there isnt much material. Theproblem is if the screwgets rusty then when you try to loosen it the whole thing spins and the cruch nut looses its grip.
Think of a crush nut like a threaded insert that expands to fit a hole.
You can try some pb blaster on the bolt, and work it back and forth by hand. When it feels like its uncrewing put a flat head screwdriver between the backetand roof rack and apply some pressure, the tension may be enough to hold the crush washer in place while you unscrew
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