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Old 03-20-2016, 06:39 PM
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Windshield hinge bolts stuck

Can I hammer a torx bit and use a breaker bar? I really don't want to use a torch because I'll have to repaint. What can I do? My door hinge bolts are stuck as well.

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Take a knife and cut around the head of the bolt (mine had paint locking the head) they also have thread locker on them... I did tap the bit in and used a bar to break them loose

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Use a clean soldering iron to heat up the bolt, then use a manual impact screw driver (and hammer) with the proper torx bit to loosen the bolt.
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Use a clean soldering iron to heat up the bolt, then use a manual impact screw driver (and hammer) with the proper torx bit to loosen the bolt.
I am trying to remove a stuck torx bolt as well. The windshield hinge bolts. T40. I tried some PB Blaster but no luck. I don't have a soldering iron to heat the bolt up. I have a propane torch but don't want to mess up the paint. How can I heat it up?
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I am trying to remove a stuck torx bolt as well. The windshield hinge bolts. T40. I tried some PB Blaster but no luck. I don't have a soldering iron to heat the bolt up. I have a propane torch but don't want to mess up the paint. How can I heat it up?
I stick the tip of my soldering iron into the torx hole and let it heat up.
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I am trying to remove a stuck torx bolt as well. The windshield hinge bolts. T40. I tried some PB Blaster but no luck. I don't have a soldering iron to heat the bolt up. I have a propane torch but don't want to mess up the paint. How can I heat it up?
Sheesh just go buy a soldering iron and use it as suggested above. They're not expensive. The Loctite holding those bolts is designed to be only loosened with heat. All hardware stores, Home Depot, Lowe's, etc carry them.
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Got it. Sprayed PB Blaster a few times then used an impact driver and got all 4 out.
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