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Old 12-05-2019, 07:20 PM
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Bolts

Anyone know a easy way to remove to remove 2 of these bolts ? Do these bolt extractors work?

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Old 12-05-2019, 07:36 PM   #2
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clean them up and weld nuts on them
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:38 PM
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Wish i had a welder lol
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:24 PM   #4
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It's a Torx bolt you know that right? I dont remember what size it is but my friend busted his loose with a cordless Milwaukee impact and his jeep is one of the rustiest i have ever seen.
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:08 PM
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Yea i know its a torx it stripped it like immediately lol
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:35 PM   #6
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You need to heat it then welding might not be enough heat it might be torch time, you dont plan on reusing the old bumper do you?
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Right angle grinder with a cutting wheel. Grind the head off, take off bumper and grab it with a stud remover or drill it out.
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Some tricks Ive used over the years. Heat, Tapping on it with a hammer a bunch, but not hard enough to destroy the head and keep it soaked with your favorite rust killer as this seems to help break up the rust bond. You might also be able to grab that head with vise grips and try back and forth lightly. If you need to drill it, use that dimple where the torx goes to guide or center your drill bit and then retap the hole once drilled out. Ive always had good luck on broken studs and bolts using left hand drill bits. Many times Ive never needed an easy out, as the stud/bolt unscrews itself enough to grab the end and unscrew it with V grips. I also go around my jeeps and where possible remove, anti seize and put back hardware. Places like the belly pan 6 bolts for example.
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Use a torque bit one number higher and hammer it in, you'll have a new torque size the use a ratchet and remove it. While hammering the over sized torque bit in, you'll brake the bolt loose and can remove it. Did that a hundred times.
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No i am not reusing the bumpe got a stinger bumper for 50 bucks !! Its a renegade so i will keep bumper just in case i want to sell it later as original. Hammering idea sounds really good !! Don't have a way to heat it really need to replenish my tools.. 2 bolts that are not hard to get to...that is all that is keeping me from being done lol so frustrating..
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X2 As Manny stated above, If you have an impact, hitting it on tighten a couple secs, before going to loosen, tends to help loosen the rust a little also.
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In my experience what causes torx bolt heads to strip out is from not using the correct size torx bit.
I've posted many times, when you think you have the right size bit, try the next larger size just to be sure.

Harbor Freight has a hand held impact driver that you whack with a hammer (under $10.00). As you whack the driver, it applies (loosening or tightening) torque and the concussion from being whacked by a hammer helps to break the bolt free.
Use a 3 pound hammer and start with lighter whacks. If the bolt doesn't turn with the lighter whacks, increase the power of the whacks.

I had to use my impact driver yesterday and today to free a extremely corroded CAD from an axle that I'm prepping to paint.
I was able to free 2 of the 4 bolts yesterday and got the other 2 loose this morning after giving them another dose of Deep Creep and letting the penetrant soak overnight. I wasn't sure I could get the bolts out without them breaking. I'm sure they would have broken if I simply tried to turn them with a socket & ratchet.
Finesse and a BFH combined, a paradox that seems to work.

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In my experience what causes torx bolt heads to strip out is from not using the correct size torx bit.

Good Luck, L.M.
My experience as well along with the less expensive tool brands do not fit the fasteners well and are make of softer material. Name brand tools in the correct size will rarely strip a faster.
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Old 12-08-2019, 01:55 PM
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So i got 1 busted loose the other is behind hope will have to cut it unless my easy out will work
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If you can reach the straw from a spray can of penetrating oil in through a close by hole in the frame, you could give it overnight to soak and then grab the bolt head with curved jaw Vice grip pliers.
If you have a torch, you can heat the bolt head as hot as your torch can make it, up to dull cherry red (slightly glowing).
The factory put threadlocker (Loctite) on all the torx bolts and the heat breaks the bond of the Loctite.

The same thing goes for door hinge bolts and windshield hinge bolts, along with the big honkers that hold the roll bars in place. Heat the bolt before attempting to loosen it, then be sure to have the correct size torx bit on an impact driver.

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Done!!
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Bumper looks good. People here are a good help when problems arise and it sure has helped me in the past with something I could not figure out. This form is a good source for someone who has done it before tell you how they have fixed the same problem that you have and ask about.
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I replaced a lot of my Torx bolts with stainless bolts, as I was taking stuff apart . All the roll bar mounting bolts and windshield bolts . I had a hell of a time removing some of them . I used heat , penetrating oil, breaking bars , some snapped and had to be drilled out pain in the ass . I always put a dab of grease on the bolt when I replaced it. Makes it a lot easier to remove later
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Some posters use stainless bolts thinking they'll be less prone to corrosion.
Actually, the reverse is true, due to galvanic action.
Check out this link. See bullet point #8.

https://www.anzor.com.au/technical/s...eel-fasteners1

Also see the bullet points about Anti-Seize and lubrication.

Except for the door/windshield hinge bolts, I replace any torx bolts with conventional hex head bolts.
I suggest to always use Anti-Seize on all threaded fasteners that don't require threadlocker, with the exception of wheel lugs. Torque the wheel lugs with the threads clean and dry.

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