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Unread 08-08-2007, 01:39 PM   #1
bigj1974
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getting out a Torx bolt

I'm trying to install the Sun performance relocators on my Jeep, but I can't get the stinkin' Torx bolts out of the windshield to bolt them in.


one came out VERY easy, the others are not budging at all.

it's turning a five minute project into a PITA.

how can I get the torx bolts out?

I wanna be able to (legally) drive with the doors off sometime.

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Unread 08-08-2007, 02:33 PM   #2
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Well, first I try and use a long handle breaker bar and push in really hard on the head of the bolt while turning. When that doesn't work, I drill them out starting with a small drill and working my way up in size. Good luck.
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Unread 08-09-2007, 07:50 PM   #3
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Use a impact driver. Pick one up at most tool stores, put your torxs bit in the driver and hit it with a hammer thats how I got mine out.
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Unread 08-09-2007, 08:09 PM   #4
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be careful when hammering seen a fellow crack his windshield with this method
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Unread 08-09-2007, 08:31 PM   #5
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don't strip it.. they don't play well. :
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Unread 08-09-2007, 09:42 PM   #6
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OT: Rubi22, my wave looks alot like the bottom left of your avatar most of the time. It's appropriate.

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