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good way to get a striped bolt out..

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bryguy00b, Sep 3, 2002.

  1. bryguy00b

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    ok im trying to take my parking brake release gears out..and they are held on by the two bolts that go through the firewall. well i got one of..but the other one is so demented the sockets wont grip it..and its caked with grease and crap from over the years..how can i get this bad boy of? and its in a tight spot..so i cant fit a cresent wrench or anything to big like that down there..
     
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    Dynamite, stuff works wonders /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    hmm ive never heard of that..wear do you get it..
     
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    How bout some vice-grips..the needle nose.
     
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    yea ive tryed all that, its hard to get in there with them to begin with and it just wont grip it hard enough..
     
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    dynomite=explosion like in Blow it up.. I think it was a joke..
     
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    AHHA..wow do i feel like a dumb as* LOL.. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
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    Do you have a welder? If so weld another bolt to the head of that one and use a socket to unscrew them as a unit. If you dont have a welder find a shop or friend that does have one.
     
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    thats a good idea..but it seems almost a little extreme..(i dont have a welder either)damn i cant beileve how the simplest things can turn into such hassles sometimes!
     
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    First of all, get all the crap off of it. Use a screwdriver or something to scrape it off. You can't expect a socket to grip something that is covered in crap. If after you clean it, you still can't get it, here's what to do. Find a socket that is just a little too small for the bolt head and drive it on there with a hammer. If that doesn't work, you can always put a little of that liquidy JB weld in the socket first, drive in on with a hammer, then let it harder. You'll probably ruin your socket, but your bolt should come out.
     
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    is it too small a space to get in a sawzall?or maybe a small hacksaw?the weld a nut on the end trick i have never heard of but sounds like a good idea.also like others said clean it up so you can see what you have to work with.then maybe try a metric socket to fit it a little tighter.the sizes are off just a little bit off in size from standard so maybe you can get a metric one to fit tighter on it.
     
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    What about using a small 6 or 8 in pipe wrench?
    Or Craftsman has that "strap-wrench" thing that might work.
     

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