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rounded bolts!!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by funkycold, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. funkycold

    funkycold 1/2 ton status

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    I am in the process of replaceing my transmission and flexplate on my suburban. After I took the tranmission out and tried to remove the bolts on the flexplate, there is one that the head has rounded on. Has anyone tried any of these to remove a rounded bolt?
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    Are there any other special tools that will work as well? I also tried using a metric socket that fit tighter but that did not do it either.
     
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    Weld a nt to it an then give it a turn. That is how I got my t-case fill plug out. /forums/images/graemlins/weld.gif
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    For future reference those are 14 or 15mm not 5/8. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Don't ask me how I know.

    I hear a MAPP gas torch and a good 6 point socket will get them out though. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    the ones that did come out were 9/16" and I am going to replace them with ARP bolts instead.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    the ones that did come out were 9/16" and I am going to replace them with ARP bolts instead.

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    Actually they're not...they're 7/16-20 with metric heads....i know, it's gay, but that's what they are.

    I replaced mine with american bolts as well....
     
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    ooops...I meant i used a 9/16 socket.... /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    I bought a set of those when i rounded a nut off on a exhaust mani, it was stuck and rusted even with PB blaster. one turn with those and it came right off.
     
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    use some vise grips /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I have used the gatorgrip on stuff before...its actually a pretty handy deal for about $10. Very nice for a truck tool box since it replaces all sockets metric and standard under 3/4", and then also works on damanged bolt heads.

    It saved me one time when I lost a u-joint on the rear driveshaft and the driveshaft ears bound on the rear diff yoke damaging the heads of the bolts.
     
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    Those twist sockets work very well. I use them all the time and rarely if ever had them fail.
     
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    I once had to dremel the heads to a smaller size and hammer a socket onto the head of the bolt, who cares if I ruined the socket, the bolt came out sockets are cheap.
     
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    ooops...I meant i used a 9/16 socket.... /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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    That's why you rounded them off. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif Don't feel bad, I did the same thing.
     
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    I once had to dremel the heads to a smaller size and hammer a socket onto the head of the bolt, who cares if I ruined the socket, the bolt came out sockets are cheap.

    [/ QUOTE ]forgot to say if you do this use a 6pt. socket /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    I used a set like that I got at Napa when I broke off the thermostat housing bolts and it worked real well. That was after try other types of bolt/stud removers that didn't work... /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     

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