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Old 10-09-2006, 01:02 PM   #1
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Default best way to take out 15mm stripped bolt.

im doing some maitenance work on my GA.

i had a stripped 15mm bolt, after messing around with it, its super stripped now ,
and nothing can hold it for grip.

what do you guys suggest?
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I have a set of craftsman bolt extractors. They work awesome, you just hammer them on, then wrench them off.
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thanks,

sorry i tought i was in the correct forum.

bolt extractors eh..
im going to give those a shot.
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Or take a socket that was just a touch too small and hammer it over top of the bolt(unless it'* hardened....).
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I also have the bolt extractors.. or rounded bolt extracters..

KICKAZZZZZ is what you say after using one.
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yeah i tried a smaller socket, but i didnt try hammering it in.

niiice im getting nice reviews from the bolt extractors, im going to buy me a kit.
im sure they will come usefull in plenty of occasions.

good work thanks guys.
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If you can drill the head, get yourself an easy out. Those are the tools that make you say KICKAZZZZ.
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Default Re: best way to take out 15mm stripped bolt.

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i had a stripped 15mm bolt, after messing around with it, its super stripped now and nothing can hold it for grip.
I'm assuming that you meant rounding off the corners on the hex head correct? And not stripping the threads off the bolt? Anyway, do you have room to get Vise Grips on there? If not, you're going to have to get a salvage socket like the other guys are telling you.
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You could also grind a slot into the head of the bolt with a Dremel. Use a flat head screwdriver in the slot.
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Bolt extractors and EZouts have come in handy for me. What has worked also, if you have the room, is a small pipe wrench.
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