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I'm trying to get off the starter, and the bottom bolt and nut came off pretty easily. I couldn't get the top bolt off and it looks like its stripped. Its in a pretty hard area to get to... how can I get it off?
 

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Suppose you can't cut it off with an angle grinder or dremel?
 

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Yes, I have tried with both. The bolt is definitely stripped.

I would have a hard time getting at it to cut off the head, but even so, I still need to get a new bolt in there, so that defeats the purpose.
 
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You could look into one of those bolt-out tools. I haven't tried any personally but the alternative is to cut the head off then take a small drill bit and drill into the remaining shaft, then try rotating it out.
 

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Ranger said:
You could look into one of those bolt-out tools. I haven't tried any personally but the alternative is to cut the head off then take a small drill bit and drill into the remaining shaft, then try rotating it out.
Y'all mean this he-are thang he-are ?



Last resort IMO

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Ubermich said:
Correction:
Y'all meen this heerthang heer?

::tip hat::
Thanks Ubermich

I ain't schooled right in Southern as I's a Canajian

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Sixlitre said:
Y'all mean this he-are thang he-are ?



Last resort IMO

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Honestly, this would be my FIRST resort for a damaged bolt or nut. I bought a set about 2 years ago, and they work amazing. I've been able to break rusted bolts out that wouldn't budge with a breaker bar with these with very little effort. Im not sure how they design works so well, but it does.

This is what I recommend though, so good luck.
 

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Honestly, this would be my FIRST resort for a damaged bolt or nut. I bought a set about 2 years ago, and they work amazing. I've been able to break rusted bolts out that wouldn't budge with a breaker bar with these with very little effort. Im not sure how they design works so well, but it does.

This is what I recommend though, so good luck.

i concur those work wonders and nice ride :beer
 

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Last resort IMO

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AMEN!

I just used the exact set last night to remove the BOTTOM starter bolt on my 94 Bronco - which was also stripped & rounder than a fat lady's ass.... The previous owner must have used %$#@! Fisher & Price tools for doing his repairs...

That above set works excellent and the tool removed the stripped bolt on the very first try!
 

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Sixlitre said:
Y'all mean this he-are thang he-are ?



Last resort IMO

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Not last resort, IMHO, would be the first tool Id grab for this. If the head is stripped, you gonna need a new one anyway!!

Ive got the Irwin equevelent of the Bolt Outs, and *love* them, have saved my ass at least *3* times, well worth the investment I made in 2 different sets!!!

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Ran in to this problem about a month ago, tried using the stripped bolt removers but not enough grab or room to work with it. I used a dremel to cut the head off and used an motor head stud remover to take it out took in no time at all. I used stainless bolts to replace the factory ones.
good luck
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.... but not enough grab or room to work with it.
For the life of me, I cant see why... but okay.
 

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The reason these bolts are more prone to the heads stripping,is that the depth of the head of the bolt is much shallower than a standard bolt.
 

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The reason these bolts are more prone to the heads stripping,is that the depth of the head of the bolt is much shallower than a standard bolt.
Wonder if the exhaust heat from the passenger's side headpipe makes things worse ? I always lather the crap out of the bolt threads with anti-seize before they go back in.

Sure like Sewiv's idea of taller headed stainless bolts for next time. Being a different material they might not seize to the hole's threads as easily.

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Sorry it's been so long since I've responded. I bought myself a set of bolt out removers, and they are not working... it's just too stripped. I tried using the #5 which would be correct for the size, but it just slips right on and doesn't grip. I tried to hammer on the #4, and it wasn't able to stay on. I bought an adapter to make my cordless drill a right angle setup, so I am going to try and drill out the bolt head tomorrow.

I will definitely be looking into the SS starter bolts as well. Thanks for the info on that.
 
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