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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5XLR8R, Sep 13, 2000.

  1. K5XLR8R

    K5XLR8R 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone have a fix for a stripped torx bolt that needs to be removed...its a little rusted...
     
  2. Boss

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    Can you grind it off with a grinder?
    Or use a cutting torch?
    Where is the bolt located? Is it a tight squeeze to get to?
    Boss
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  3. Emmettology 101

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    Or try and allen wrench or large flat screw driver. hese usually work!

    Mike [​IMG]
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  4. Executioner

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    Soak the rusted part in Penatrating Fluid, can't hert, only help.
    If you can get on the round head with some pipe wenchs that may do it.
    Good luck
     
  5. K5Junkie

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    After soaking it in something to break lose the rust. Take a chisel and hammer and hit the bolt on the side and make it turn. Keep doing this until the bolt is high enough the get some pliers on it. I had to do this many times on Heep fenders when i worked at a body shop. Hope this helps.

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  6. BigBurban

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    I've been able to hammer a slighty larger Allen Socket (funny, I don't recall the official name) into the head of the stripped torx and free it.

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  7. KrebsATM02

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    My seat belt torx's in the rear wouldn't come out. I twisted the torx driver you put in the 3/8 ratchet off. Craftsmen. I would drill it out personally or torch it.

    Doug Krebs
     

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