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Old 02-08-2013, 04:53 PM   #1
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Angry Starter Removal... Grr.

The gosh dang bolt wont come out. Its a external torx bolt. First off, why is that there? Dumb. When i get under there it is already pretty much rounded. I then decide to take an angle grinder with the cut off wheel and dremel to try and cut that bolt out. No good. Not enough room. What do i do?!?



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Old 02-08-2013, 06:14 PM   #2
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Get the right sockets at AZ cheap. Then when they are out replace with some new hardware.

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:26 PM   #3
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Get the right sockets at AZ cheap. Then when they are out replace with some new hardware.
When I replaced my starter I discovered the same thing. Ran up the road to autozone and got the right sockets. Cost me about 20 bucks.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:57 PM   #4
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i don't think the socket is gonna do anything, its already stripped round.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:00 PM   #5
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i don't think the socket is gonna do anything, its already stripped round.
You may be up a creek then.. I'm not sure where to go if its already rounded out
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:09 PM   #6
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Same thing happend with mine it was rounded to the point of useless. I ended up destroying the old starter compleatly to where the only thing left was the stripped bolt... Then it came out.. Awesome memorys
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:01 PM   #7
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Lol. Where that goes into the starter. I'm tempted to take the angle grinder and cut that block in half. Leaving the bolt exposed. DILLIGAF, did they still give you the core? haha
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:06 PM   #8
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The sockets cost me like $5 at autozone... Little elbow grease comes right out
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:30 PM   #9
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Use dremel to cut a line in head the try to use flat head screw driver.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:57 PM   #10
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Use dremel to cut a line in head the try to use flat head screw driver.
Yeah tried that also, that bolt just doesn't wanna go. Lol. Ended up breaking one of screw driver tips.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:39 PM   #11
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tap and die that bolt out of there if possible...but if not just drill into the bolt and to to remove it that way
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:53 PM   #13
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today I bought a set of extractor sockets at harbor freight used on rounded heads.$25.00 for a set..russ
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Fluted bolt extractors or left hand drillbits with fluted extractors. Left handed bits are the best secret in bolt removal.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:19 PM   #15
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Fluted bolt extractors or left hand drillbits with fluted extractors. Left handed bits are the best secret in bolt removal.
This. Or if you can get a pair of vice grips around the head of the bolt.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:11 PM   #16
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Dont really wanna make "another thread" so im just gonna continue with this one...

Yesterday i replaced the starter (ended up just cutting it out, still got my core )
As i was replacing the wires i decided i was just going to replace the wires with 2/0 gauge wire. Now when i try to start the jeep, it doesn't make the "click" sound. Its like it trys to rollover, just not enough power? IDEAS?
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possibly the wrong gauge? don't know though, just shooting out ideas.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:49 PM   #18
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Jump the solenoid and report back. Could be bad/loose connections or a bad ground
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Jump the solenoid and report back. Could be bad/loose connections or a bad ground
Well i had moved my ground from the block to somewhere on the firewall.. dumb i know. Replaced that back to the block. Turned it over. Grind. Took off starter, replaced the "shim?" and put it back on. Turned over... finally.
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Lol. Where that goes into the starter. I'm tempted to take the angle grinder and cut that block in half. Leaving the bolt exposed. DILLIGAF, did they still give you the core? haha

Sadly. No. They wouldnt, it was a bit mangled.. Just Imagine my disapointment.. but on the bright side I was only after the oil drain pan on that motor.
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Well i had moved my ground from the block to somewhere on the firewall.. dumb i know. Replaced that back to the block. Turned it over. Grind. Took off starter, replaced the "shim?" and put it back on. Turned over... finally.
The starter grounds through it's body & then the block to the battery. That is a very important strap, as is the firewall strap. Both the body (firewall) and block must be grounded.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:19 PM   #22
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Why would you take something apart and not put it back how it was? That is wrenching basics. Glad ya figured it out none the less.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:48 PM   #23
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Why would you take something apart and not put it back how it was? That is wrenching basics. Glad ya figured it out none the less.
Oh trust me, from now on i learned my lesson. One project at a time...


*On a completely side note, i was reading some SOA posts and saw that you did one over night, If your ever in the LaCrosse area up in Wisconsin, feel free to do mine *
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:59 PM   #24
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I did do it with a friend in a couple hours. And with no new parts . If i would have installed an anti wrap bar in the rear it would have been perfect.
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You tell me when your free, i will even come pick you up! beers on me?

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