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Old 07-15-2006, 11:42 PM   #1
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windsheild bolts

need to remove torx head windshield bolts--loc-tited-- broke 2 torx sockets..

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Old 07-16-2006, 09:01 AM   #2
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AN Impact driver and a good quality bit

http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/000723.php

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Old 07-16-2006, 11:28 PM   #3
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Using a good brand name torx bit will greatly help.
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:57 PM   #4
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Those torx things bite! I've slowly been replacing mine. As I pull hem out for whatever task, they don't go back in. I use a standard bolt replacement.
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:45 AM   #5
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I also broke a torx tip on my windshield bolts.
I was using a el-cheapo torx tip when I broke it.
I went and bought a craftsman tip, and have had no problems with it. they will replace it if I break it.

Also, some guys report needing to use some heat to help loosen the loc-tite on the bolts. Heat the torx tip and let it transfer the heat into the bolt.

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Old 07-17-2006, 10:30 AM   #6
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on my 99 dodge i had mag-hytec covers thjat had torix drain plugs. when i pulled them off to sell them i broke a snap-on torx off in it.....so i went to a machine shop....he broke HIS torix off too. ended up having to weld a nut to the doggone thing to get it out.



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Old 07-17-2006, 02:36 PM   #7
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maybe i should consider one of these torx tools...it was a pain unscrewing the bolts for the first time on my hardtop...but i wont put them that tight again when i put it back on
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:34 PM   #8
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got it done

thanks for the tips--I bought an impact driver and a good torx bit--it worked--I'm good to go.. thanks again

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