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Old 02-18-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
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Stripped Torx Bolts

My Bad for taking my TJ to get my corner guards painted and installed
at a local body shop Automotive Collision Center in Elkridge Md.

He stripped all of my tailgate hinge Torx bolts.

Anyone have any tips on how to get them removed from
the tailgate side.

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Go back to the shop and make the mechanic get em out!

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Old 02-18-2011, 09:22 PM   #4
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If the mechanic doesn't know how or whatever:

12 Piece Screw Extractor Set
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They better fix it. It's their fault.
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They better fix it. It's their fault.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:57 PM   #7
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If the mechanic doesn't know how or whatever:

12 Piece Screw Extractor Set
The reviews on the extractors are not too promising.

I appreciate the suggestion but I have to find someone trustworthy if that is possible. I think it needs a fire wrench to get them out.....
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The reviews on the extractors are not too promising.
Get a higher quality set and you'll get better results.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:06 PM   #9
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Nevermind the reviews. Many folks don't know how to use extractors or expect miracles - especially from some generic Harbor Freight tools.

They work well if they're used correctly.

But, there are other brands:
Irwin 53535 5 pc Easy Out Screw Extractor Set | Tools Plus - Irwin
Ryobi - 5 Piece Spiral Screw Extractor Set - A96SE05 - Home Depot Canada - Ryobi
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:22 PM   #10
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I ended up having to drill mine out and ended up replacing with hex bolts.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:29 PM   #11
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I would make em get them out or make them pay to have someone else do it. If that really isnt an option, the extractors or vice grips and some wd40. Maybe if they stripped them when they were taking them off they couldnt tighten them all the way back on. If that is the case, they may still be loose enough for the vice grips.
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Irwin is the way to go with any type of extractor, got a set of bolt extractors from them, and they are just wonderful...
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:52 AM   #13
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i agree with rubicon 2 ,just another chrysler screw up , if you think thats fun try removeing the one on your tracking bar !

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