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Old 03-10-2004, 12:59 AM   #1
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okay, i went to adjust my headlights and the screws/nuts were stripped. even trying pliers they were too tight to move. any suggestions?
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Try the tool that Sears sells for extracting stripped screws, can't think of the name of it right now.
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That won't work for what he'* doing.

Use a light oil to lube the screws, especially where the go through the blocks. Let it sit for at least an hour, then use a torx bit to try to break them free. You may have to buy the proper tool.

If they are too bad, after lubing, just bite the bullet, and use vise-grips to turn them.
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