CV boot replacement: stripped inner cv joint bolts
ekellock at juno.com
Sat Nov 2 18:34:22 EST 2002
Spent some more time under the 200 today with the correct tool. Amazing
how well that works ;-) especially considering that I had pretty well
buggered at least 4 of the bolts. I did have to gently hammer the bit in
on most of the bolts, but no further drama ensued. Unfortunately though,
I had to put it back together because the replacements bolts I bought
yesterday are the wrong size. No matter, I'm just happy that I didn't
have to get creative on the bolts.
I was really surprised at all the response this question generated. The
most I've ever gotten in 7 years. This is no a back-handed complaint.
Just noting the high level of assistance I received. It was very, very
much appreciated. Thank you one and all!
On Sun, 27 Oct 2002 20:16:42 -0700 Ed Kellock <ekellock at juno.com> writes:
> Set out to replace the driver's side outer CV boot on my 89 200q
> Three of the six Torx head bolts that attach the inner CV joint to
> the transimission are stripped. The Torx heads are stripped. Seems
> the axle has been removed in the past and new bolts were not used
> and the Torx was already compromised. Joy.
> Aside from any ugly approach like saws, drills, or vise grips, does
> anyone have any clever ideas?
> Colorado Springs
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