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Old 02-10-2006, 11:49 AM   #1
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Torx Screws

Well... the 93 project is comming allong, but we have a problem.

The **#@^$@!!!in flat head torx screws are all siezed. The
torx bit strips em out on the first try. Even tried hand-impact tool. Drilling and ezyouts sometime will break em loose. Heat doesnt seem to help.

Dads is using words Ive never heard on the street. (that has not
helped)... Hinges are going back on with stainless flat head
allen head fasteners. Ok what is the trick????

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Old 02-10-2006, 02:29 PM   #2
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There's a product called PB Blaster that a lot of guys like to use to soak the bolts and help break them loose. Or if you are striping them out get a cheap set of torx and use one size bigger or a metric and hammer it down in there to get a snug fit. If you are replacing the bolts anway then it doesn't matter how you get them out.

And those are highly technical jeep terms that your dad is using. They always help the situation.

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Old 02-10-2006, 03:00 PM   #3
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Theres a tool that you load you torxs bit into, than adjust the tool for backing out and hit it with a hammer. I've had good luck with it, however I don't know the name of said tool.
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:10 PM   #4
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I never minded torx bolts. Jeep must have gone out of their way to find the softest ones made, though.
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Old 02-10-2006, 10:15 PM   #5
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if you are replacing them just drill out the heade with a bit just smaller than the hear in diameter and use vice grips on the "studs that are left sticking out pb blaster on the backsides when you can get to them
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