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Unread 01-19-2013, 08:53 AM   #1
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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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Unread 01-19-2013, 08:59 AM   #2
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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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Unread 01-19-2013, 09:00 AM   #3
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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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Unread 01-19-2013, 09:03 AM   #4
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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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Unread 01-19-2013, 09:11 AM   #5
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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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Unread 01-19-2013, 09:13 AM   #6
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Try what shaef89 said or try to get a universal joint on the socket
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Unread 01-19-2013, 09:18 AM   #7
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Universal joint or I just shoved things aside and used a massive extension.
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Unread 01-19-2013, 09:23 AM   #8
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Try using a extension on the socket. 6 inch should clear it for you.
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Unread 01-19-2013, 09:27 AM   #9
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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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Unread 01-19-2013, 10:10 AM   #10
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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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Unread 01-19-2013, 04:04 PM   #11
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Unread 01-19-2013, 04:32 PM   #12
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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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Unread 01-19-2013, 05:30 PM   #13
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i used a pry bar. it flexed just enough and didnt cause any damage.
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Unread 01-19-2013, 05:50 PM   #14
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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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Unread 01-19-2013, 05:54 PM   #15
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I got mine out no problem with just a socket wrench..
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