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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-03-2007, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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Rounded off Bolt

I was in the process of taking the tail off and the two bolts under the rear seat closest to the front are rounded off and I cant get them to break loose. I tried a screw extractor and it snapped off inside the pilot hole I drilled. I figured the next step would be to use a dremal and cut two notch's across the head of the screw that span the now rounded circle and use a bigger screw driver to place in the notch's made and see if that works. Anyone else have any other ideas that could make this less of a pain in the ass?

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your doing exactly what i'd do. If that don't work i'd grind two sides of the bolt with the dremmel, clamp down with a pair of vise grips and try turing it.

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dremel is the easiest way. I've also had occasional luck with those gator grip sockets, the ones that have the pins in them that adjust to almost anything.
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i bought a set of crafstman sockets last year, ive used alot since. I forget what theyre called exactly ill have to go out inthe garage and check, but theyre for rounded nuts and bolts. They worked on everything i tried them on, saves me alot of frustration and time espeically if you dont have room to grind on the bolt head.
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if the screw extractor broke off in there it must be tight.good luck
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