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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Bolts easily stripping...

I have stripped 2 of my fender bolts by using the proper key and tools. Anyone else experiencing this?



Going to attempt to remove it. Getting real fucking annoyed of how easily these bolts get stripped. Never had it happen on any other vehicle.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 10:15 PM
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I used impact wrench . No problem. I can foresee it stripping if a short Allen wrench is used. Itís screwed tight.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Didn't use a short hex key. Used a ratchet and extender attachment. Any clue on how to get this removed?
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 10:38 PM
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Maybe use an impact use a slightly larger hex tap it then use impact wrench. maybe it will move.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 10:46 PM
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If an impact and larger hex doesn't work, you're likely going to have to use a dremel tool or file to make a slot to try and turn it out that way with a screw driver. You'll likely have to use a hammer to physically tap the screw driver in a counter clockwise motion to turn it out though as it likely won't just turn out easy with just the screw driver.
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Often you can pound a TORX drive bit into the stripped Allen Head and then use an impact driver or breaker bar.

Don't replace that bolt with an OEM bolt, go to a hardware store and buy good Allen bolts.

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Didn't use a short hex key. Used a ratchet and extender attachment. Any clue on how to get this removed?
The correct and safest way to do it is to drill out the centre of the screw and then use an "ezi-out" screw extractor.

https://megadepot.com/product/clevel...crew-extractor
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You could try to pound a slightly larger size allen key in there, if they're stripped. For the others though, while you're trying to loosen them, put some pressure on them and shock them by tapping the allen key with a hammer. It helps alot, as I had to do the same when I installed my sissy bar this weekend.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-20-2019, 01:26 AM
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I'm going to as and you may get pissed but that's OK. What size hex key did you use? The correct size is 6 mm. I ask because others on this forum did the same as you but they used a 7/32 and swore it was the right size. All bolts are metric on here, close in not good enough! Good luck!
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-21-2019, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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@Showmeguy66 Used a 6MM hex. My frustration comes from me using the exact size needed for the job and 3 of the 4 screws came out without any issues. But the 4th one stripped as soon as I turned it to loosen it. Had another screw (top of the rear fender for passenger seat) strip in the same exact way using a 6MM. Perhaps the screws that got stripped have way more thread locker on then than the others. Due to not having enough tools and space to get the job done, I am going to take it into a shop and see if they can remove the screw for me.
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