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stripped hub hex bolt

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Mudstud, Jan 24, 2002.

  1. Mudstud

    Mudstud 1/2 ton status

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    How should I get out a stripped hex bolt out of the wheel hub? I've tried using a torx bit but that just spun around too. Can I buy a pack of hub bolts for the Warn hubs?

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    You will need to drill down through the center all the way through. Do not drill a hole large enough to remove any threads, ony the center of the bolt. You will then need a bolt extracter which you can buy at the hardware store. This is inserted in the hole you drilled and turned counter clockwise to back the srew out. Good luck,

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  3. dyeager535

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    Couldn't you just drill the head of the bolt off, remove all the others and the hub "cover" (the piece the bolts hold on, right?) then use vise grips on the stub left sticking out?


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    Why insist on counting when the ring gear has the tooth counts stamped in?
     
  4. m j

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    dyeager is on the money

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    still a jerk though
     
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    Warn has really crappy bolts, don't they? I broke two of them... Spicers have a lot beefier bolts and I was able to get new ones at the fastener store for about 25c each.
     
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    That's a good idea. So a fastner store sells these things. What a name of a national fastner store? Ya think a hardware store would carry these bolts?

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  7. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Not sure where you could get replacements, but if stock stuff works, and you are in a pinch, you could probably hit a wrecking yard for a temporary one. If the bolts suck as has been implied, I'd want to replace all of them with something better!

    Those are going to be hard to find at a chain hardware store methinks : )

    Dorian
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    Why insist on counting when the ring gear has the tooth counts stamped in?
     
  8. 85 Shortbox

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    Another possibility is to take a drill bit that is about the same diameter as the head of the screw, grind the cutting edges in reverse then put it in a drill (make sure it is in reverse) and press hard to the bolt and squeeze. If you go to buy new screw they are called 10-32's ( a #10 screw and 32 threads per inch) Good Luck.

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  9. kilroy

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    Machine shops will usually have a good variety of bolts, including high grade ones.
     
  10. Mudstud

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    Good thought. I'll probably do that temporarily but I'm thinking I'm just gonna drag both of them in to 4WP and exercize my lifetime warranty. New hubs coming my way and I need to regrease them anyway.

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    agree with dyeager.

    I just bought a hub bolt for my Warn Premium hubs. You can buy a kit from Warn with a replacement o-ring and 6 bolts for like $6 but you have to order it. I got the hub bolt for like 30 cents. My extra set of hubs are the classic Warns. I'll figure out the size again for both Warn hubs this weekend. If anyone wants bolts let me know what hubs you have and how many you want. I go to that hardware store all the time, if I go next week I'll pick up a few. The ones at the hardware store are much better quality than Warn's.

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  12. Mudstud

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    What hardware store do you go to? I've got the 'classics'-?? I guess-chrome round cap with like the black nylon dial. I'm gonna check a machine shop around here too.

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    It's Marshall's Industrial Hardware in San Diego, CA. It's an Ace hardware store, but they have completely different stuff than any hardware store I've ever been to. They have very high quality hardware. They are a little more expensive than other places but they have everything. The Warn Premium hubs use a 6-32 x 1 3/4" bolt. I still have to dig up a classic hub bolt for size.

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  14. Leadfoot

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    The best fastener place in the world....FASTENAL. They have stores nationwide. If you go pick up there catalog with all store listings (that's how I found the one near you). They have a packaging plant and a store in Memphis. The store is located at:
    2099 Thomas Rd, STE.14-38134
    Phone: (901)-371-9051
    Fax: (901)-371-9086

    I bought stainless screw from them for my hubs (I used a little rtv to seal as mine were not the oring style). They were cheap. I had to wait one day for them (big deal), but they were like $.06 each!! You could probably call today and pick-up tomorrow. As state I believe they are 10/32 but not sure on the length.

    They have any type of fastener you need, they also custom build fasteners if they are oddball sizes or special purpose. Wes,
    If you read this, this is where I got all my fasteners from for my frame. Saved hundreds over what a regular hardware store charges.

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  15. Mudstud

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    Wow, talk about coming through for a guy. Thanks Leadfoot...and all other too of course :)

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    on reassembly this time use antisieze compund

    formerly 77chev
    still a jerk though
     

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