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Old 09-03-2009, 10:46 AM   #1
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removeing broken seat bolts

I got in a hurry and broke a seat bolt off while takein the rear seat out. so what broken bolt removers have you guys used that did a good job? and any hints would help too! thanks

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Old 09-03-2009, 11:01 AM   #2
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i tried those reversa bits but those bolts do not come out easy. i ended up drilling the 1 that broke out and replaced it with a stainless nut n bolt. that work fine but its a pain it the but drillin it out!

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Old 09-03-2009, 11:02 AM   #3
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Good old EZ Outs or the other one I have used is Grabbit. Its a set of four double ended cutters. One end cuts a conical hole and you use the other end to back the bolt out.
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:49 PM   #4
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Hay Whityj, which one do you say worked the best? I have tried ezouts a couple yrs ago and they wasnt too easy. I was hopeing there was something better. thanks man
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:48 AM   #5
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You can always go under it and turn it with a pair of pliers but if its rusted then drilling it is the only way to do it. I had to do 2 in my tub for the back seat and they were rusted solid. The guy before me had rhino lined over 2 that he cut and when I finally got a back seat to put in it, I found them cut off flush. I ended up using a drill but smaller than the bolt itself but broke one off in the bolt. The the dremel with a cone shaped solid grinding wheel came out. 2 hours later they were out and hadn't messed up the threads on the factory nut welded to the tub. Have fun!
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:01 AM   #6
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Do you have a big hammer and a chisel? Those things are in there good. Seriously though, get 1/8th inch cobalt enhanced drill bit and start a pilot hole, then move up to i'd say a 5/16th and just start drilling on that sumbitch.
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:29 AM   #7
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If you go low and slow the grabit set worked pretty well. I was working on a stripped Torx on the windshield hinges.
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:10 PM   #8
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Same thing happened to me in the backseat bolt. Broke 2 of on the same side...

I tried turning with the vice grips from below but it was waaay to rusted to even think about turning.

Think I will just drill it out. Worst case, I mess up the threads and have to use a nut and bolt. Not the end of the world.

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