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post #1 of 18 Old 01-19-2013, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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How do you get this little guy out?

I can't get anything in there to get that torx head bolt out. Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 18 Old 01-19-2013, 08:59 AM
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When I did this on mine I took channel locks and bent the fender metal back until I could get a socket in there

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post #3 of 18 Old 01-19-2013, 09:00 AM
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Go buy a smaller torx Socket... It looks like you have 3-4" of room... Or is that just the angle of the picture

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post #4 of 18 Old 01-19-2013, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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There is about an inch of Clarence right above the head. The wheel well is in the way... The torx socket I have is about a inch tall and there is no room for the rachet
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post #5 of 18 Old 01-19-2013, 09:11 AM
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There is about an inch of Clarence right above the head. The wheel well is in the way... The torx socket I have is about a inch tall and there is no room for the rachet
Try what I said above. Worked for me

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post #6 of 18 Old 01-19-2013, 09:13 AM
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Try what shaef89 said or try to get a universal joint on the socket

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post #7 of 18 Old 01-19-2013, 09:18 AM
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Universal joint or I just shoved things aside and used a massive extension.

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post #8 of 18 Old 01-19-2013, 09:23 AM
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Try using a extension on the socket. 6 inch should clear it for you.
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post #9 of 18 Old 01-19-2013, 09:27 AM
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I couldn't get them either... I drilled until the head popped off, tacked an extension piece of sheetmetal to move the bracket hole a little farther away from the line, then used a self-tapping bolt in a new hole I drilled in the frame. then relocated the hole and used a self-tapping hex head

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post #10 of 18 Old 01-19-2013, 10:10 AM
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Universal joint or I just shoved things aside and used a massive extension.
I get them all the time from the top and using about 15" of extensions and an impact gun. It allows you to keep constant pressure on it without stripping. Allah help you if you strip a torx bolt.

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post #11 of 18 Old 01-19-2013, 04:04 PM
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post #12 of 18 Old 01-19-2013, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Ok I going to try and find a shorter torx bit and use the impact. I will follow up
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post #13 of 18 Old 01-19-2013, 05:30 PM
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i used a pry bar. it flexed just enough and didnt cause any damage.
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post #14 of 18 Old 01-19-2013, 05:50 PM
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I got mine out no problem with a bunch of extensions. You should be able to come in through the engine bay

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post #15 of 18 Old 01-19-2013, 05:54 PM
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I got mine out no problem with just a socket wrench..
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