CV boot replacement: stripped inner cv joint bolts
ekellock at juno.com
Sun Oct 27 22:32:59 EST 2002
Hi, my name is Ed and I'm a Monkey Lad.
I was indeed using the wrong tool. These bolts have 12 points not six
which means they are not Torx bolts, but I was using Torx bits on them.
I just didn't even look or notice. Stupid, stupid. I did get 3 of them
loose. But the other 3 are somewhat stripped. My only hope now is that
there will be enough left that the proper tool will still be able to
Thanks to Mike and Gary Andersone for pointing this out to me.
Triple square is it? I'll be tool shopping tomorrow.
On Sun, 27 Oct 2002 23:26:04 -0500 "Michael Sylvester"
<mike.sylvester at worldnet.att.net> writes:
> Those are not torx bolts, they are what is called a triple square.
> I assume that you are using the correct tool and are just confused
> on the
> If you are actually using a torx, then that may be the problem.
> If it is truly stripped, then you'll need to be creative.
> Find something that that is close to fitting into the hole and
> hammer it in,
> e.g. a large torx bit that is too big.
> Mike Sylvester
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ed Kellock" <ekellock at juno.com>
> To: <quattro at audifans.com>; <v8 at audifans.com>;
> <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2002 10:16 PM
> Subject: CV boot replacement: stripped inner cv joint bolts
> > 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
> > 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,
> > anyone have any clever ideas?
> > Ed
> > Colorado Springs
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