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Old 03-13-2008, 04:19 PM   #1
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Angry windshield bolts

I have went through three sets of the torx sockets trying to get these things loose and only about half of them have broke free. Is there an easy or better way to get these out? Im trying to put on my new mirrors and light bracket and cant get these stupid things loose!

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Old 03-13-2008, 06:33 PM   #2
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Take the correct size torx bit socket and when you put it in the bolt head give it a couple good taps with a hammer, then connect your ratchet and it should be easier to remove.

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Worse case, take a dremel tool and cut an X in it. Use a #2 phillips and copious amounts of PB blaster...
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WD40 helped me. Put it on tonight and take the screws out tomorrow
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:50 PM   #6
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What is this? ^
some of the bolt heads started to strip also along with my bits
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:39 PM   #7
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some of the bolt heads started to strip also along with my bits
That is called an impact driver. So called because you hold it in the screw head an impact (hit) the end of it with a hammer
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we had same problem with ALL the exterior torx screws...they are in with loctite
heated em with propare torch , came right out
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:01 AM   #9
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yeah impact drivers saved my azz more than a time or two...on my motorcycle as well.
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:07 PM   #10
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where is a good place to pick one of these up?
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where is a good place to pick one of these up?
if your talking about the impact driver ......

Sears...tool section, lowe's, any tool store should have one.
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:29 AM   #12
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What about impact grade torx bits and a air impact?

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