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Old 01-22-2010, 01:12 PM   #1
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How do you Get old Bolts/Screws off?

I have a 95 Rio Grande and i want to install my KC lights on my windshield... the srews woulnt come out any suggestions?

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Old 01-22-2010, 01:19 PM   #2
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pb blaster... worked for me.

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Old 01-22-2010, 01:23 PM   #3
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pb?
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:44 PM   #4
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Give'em a shot of WD40 and wait about 10 minutes. Then put the Tork driver on them, tap (and I mean TAP not hammer) them with a plastic mallet, then just unscrew them.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:41 PM   #5
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i use marvel mystery oil, or PB Blaster. both can be found at local McParts store
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:00 AM   #6
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I had some bumper-ets on my jeep, I backed them about about 1/4 inch and hacked them off.

the nuts were locked from rust, so i just sawed them off - I plan on replacing all mine with grade 8 equivalent black alloy button heads.
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Old 03-06-2010, 03:04 PM   #8
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that stuff works pretty good! Just give it time!
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pb blaster is the ish.
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:46 PM   #11
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I don't care if PB Blaster was $25 a can (only $3-$4), it beats every canned penetrating lube I ever tried, hands down! If you have the opportunity, spray what you plan on loosening the day before, and again about 15mins before putting the torque to it. YES, it's that good
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Old 04-13-2010, 04:56 AM   #12
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I had a weird thing happen last week while trying to remove one of the window hinge bolts on my 2004 TJ to mount light brackets...the damned Torx wrench broke off IN the bolt...

I guess the Jeep was tougher than the supposedly hardened steel...

But talk about a mutha to remove after that!!
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:08 AM   #13
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Second light bracket, another bad-mama screw...this one rounded out almost instantly, so I drilled it and tried a screw extractor with a wrench. Shattered the "Hardened Steel" extractor bit in the hole.

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Old 04-29-2010, 02:14 PM   #14
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when I first installed my windshield light brackets the Torx bolt head stripped so now I'm stuck with one screw well... screwed haven't been able to get the damn thing out... good luck on your issue.
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Shattered the "Hardened Steel" extractor bit in the hole.
Ive done that a few times on the jeep now. Not sure what to do when that happens, as it makes even drilling 10x harder.
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:22 AM   #16
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I found an impact hammer to do the job quite nicely to remove the screws once they were fubar'd beyond hope. AND used PB on the remaining screws...Where has this stuff been all my life??

On a related note, the local dealership was out-of-stock and sky-high on prices anyway for replacement bolts. Found 'em on eBay a whole lot cheaper...
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PB blaster rules... For almost all extractions.

I also use heat when that won't cut it. When I get one that just wont move I use a small oxy-propane torch to heat the metal around the screw. Tap it a couple times and crank 'er out. The heat expands the metal around it faster than the hardened screw. Won't work on nice painted surfaces though... Ya don't want to torch the paint off your windshield brackets... But for suspension bolts and such, heat is a life saver compared to drilling and tapping a new hole.
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...with the torques bits breaking in the hole, I've seen that a lot when it is not all the way down into the hole.

You may save a bit or two if you seat it, tap it down in there really good, then crank on it with a breaker bar at exactly 90 degrees to not pull off on an angle. Once that bit starts to tip or slide out of the hole the slightest bit, they'll snap. Its imperitive to keep the handle straight out and hold pressure down on the bit end to keep it in there tight.
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And when all else fails- do all suggested.

1. spray with BP blaster
2. heat with torch
3. rap on it with the impact hammer

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When I took off the old tailights on my Cj, the bolt broke off so I ripped the light itself away from the bolt and we used a grinder to cut it in half and it fell right out. We could have used our acestadline (Can't spell) torch but then we might have caught our barn on fire.

Having oil or anything flameable near or on what you are putting heat to usually ends up with the fire department having to be called and one HOT Jeep!
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:37 AM   #21
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PB is good, but (I hate to say it) it doesn't always work.

As mentioned, grab some heat. I use a cheapo plumbing BernzOmatic butane torch when necessary. Just add heat to the bolt for a minute or so, put the impact on it, and zip it comes out.
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My dad and i had to replace a leaf spring on my jeep. One of the bolts wouldn't nbdge, even with my dad standing on a 3 foot long cheater bar (my dads a 325lb man). We had sprayer PB blaster on it everyday for 3 weeks before. It wouldn't budge. We tried heating it then spraying more PB on it and it worked like a million bucks. Just used a propane torch. The heat sucks in the pb blaster when it shrinks. TRy it and if it doesnt work... pull out the sledge hammer and pound away...
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PB Blast + Heat + Breaker Bar = Success
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:11 PM   #24
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tri-flow, pb blaster, wd40, if that doesnt work well then let the fun begin.... TORCH!!!!!
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50/50 mix of acetone and dextron III. Try it.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:32 AM   #26
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^this stuff is amzing works every time for me.

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