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hawklrgc 07-15-2006 10:42 PM

windsheild bolts
 
need to remove torx head windshield bolts--loc-tited-- broke 2 torx sockets..

Vector6 07-16-2006 08:01 AM

AN Impact driver and a good quality bit

http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/000723.php

bluvikng 07-16-2006 10:28 PM

Using a good brand name torx bit will greatly help.

amerijeep 07-16-2006 10:57 PM

Those torx things bite! I've slowly been replacing mine. As I pull hem out for whatever task, they don't go back in. I use a standard bolt replacement.

navy-jeepster 07-17-2006 12:45 AM

I also broke a torx tip on my windshield bolts.
I was using a el-cheapo torx tip when I broke it.
I went and bought a craftsman tip, and have had no problems with it. they will replace it if I break it.

Also, some guys report needing to use some heat to help loosen the loc-tite on the bolts. Heat the torx tip and let it transfer the heat into the bolt.

Navy-Jeepster

whitebuffalo 07-17-2006 09:30 AM

on my 99 dodge i had mag-hytec covers thjat had torix drain plugs. when i pulled them off to sell them i broke a snap-on torx off in it.....so i went to a machine shop....he broke HIS torix off too. ended up having to weld a nut to the doggone thing to get it out.



this has nothing at all to do with your windshield...just letting you know i feel your pain ;)

mrbigjeep 07-17-2006 01:36 PM

maybe i should consider one of these torx tools...it was a pain unscrewing the bolts for the first time on my hardtop...but i wont put them that tight again when i put it back on

hawklrgc 07-17-2006 09:34 PM

got it done
 
thanks for the tips--I bought an impact driver and a good torx bit--it worked--I'm good to go.. thanks again


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