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Old 11-16-2003, 11:48 AM
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stripped bolt

i have a stripped bolt and was wondering how i could get it out?
it is on the diff.

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Old 11-16-2003, 11:59 AM
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Is it stripped or broken? Stripped bolts usually come right out.

If the hole is stripped, you will need to by a Helicoil kit and drill it out, tap it and insert the correct size Helicoil.

If the bolt is stripped and left its threads inside the hole, you can usually run a tap in it and clean it out.
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no the head of the bolt is stripped. can someone help me
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Ahhhh, now I see.

Couple of options.

first is to try to file it back to shape and then pound on a good 6 point impact socket and try again.

Another is to weld a nut on top of the rounded on and try again.

Last thing you can try is use a chisel and try to un-screw it by turning it with the chisel and hammer.
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If you can't weld a nut on it one other option is to drill a pilot hole and use an appropriate sized easy out. Make sure you oil (or thread breaker liquid, we called it wintergreen prior to the Navy outlawing it ) the bolt up good to ensure breakage of threads.
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Isn't that why they invented vise grips.
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Dang Poncho, forgot about that required tool!
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ROUNDED BOLT HEAD

I HAVE HAD SOME LUCK REMOVING BOLTS WITH ROUNDED HEADS USING SMALL PIPE WRENCHES THATS OF COURSE IF THERE IS ENOUGH ROOM TO GET THE WRENCH ON THE HEAD.
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I just bought a reverse biting socket set. Its made for rounded bolt heads. I got it here in Canada at Canadian Tire. Havn't tried one yet, was wondering if anyone knows how well they work.
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One advantage of the "weld a nut on" process is that the heat many times helps loosen the bolt.
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I agree with welding a nut on top of the stripped head. Good luck!


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