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Old 07-16-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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door hinge torx?

I recently removed the tailgate hinges and drilled through the stripped bolts and replaced them. I now want to remove the door hinges, is there a technique/method to removing these bolt with out stripping them if not already? And if they are already stripped what is the best way to remove these bolts?
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
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Use a drill with the torque set high. Apply pressure with the right torx bit - you're in business.

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Old 07-16-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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Great, thanks for the advice.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:42 PM   #4
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Best way to remove these is with an 1/2 " drive Impact driver, (not an impact gun) and using the correct size torx bit. By striking the end of the driver with a mallet you are driving the bit into the bolt thereby avoiding slippage and the driver turns as it's struck. Once the bolt is loosened up you can back it out with a regular ratchet. Just make sure your using the correct size torx bit (I recommend a 1/2 " drive set) as these bolts are painted and can make selection of the proper size torx bit a little confusing.

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Great, do you happen to know what the correct size bit is? I believe I have it but am trying to make this as smooth as possible.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:04 AM   #6
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I seem to recall the torx I used being a T25, but don't quote me on it. There are enough torx in the Jeep to justify buying a set of torx bits to fit in your adjustable screw driver and your drill. Again, I used the drill method, but the previous poster sounds like he knows what he is talking about too. Good luck!
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:13 AM   #7
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Great, do you happen to know what the correct size bit is? I believe I have it but am trying to make this as smooth as possible.
It's a t40, but the mirror bolts are smaller..
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:56 AM   #8
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The Torx on the door hinges are on TIGHT.

I use a T-handle T40 Torx to get them off - just be really careful not to strip them.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:43 AM   #9
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As bmpage84 said an impact driver is the correct tool. They are cheap and you are almost guaranteed that the bolts won't strip.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:43 AM   #10
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i just took my jeep to a 4x4 shop, they loosened all the torx bolts on my jeep for $40, only took 30 minutes
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:14 AM   #11
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Thanks for the help. Removal went way smoother than the tailgate hinges.

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