[V8] Re: CV boot replacement: stripped inner cv joint bolts
paulwaterloo at attbi.com
Mon Oct 28 02:25:37 EST 2002
It's not too bad, I did the same thing with my A8 before I got the tool.
Just get one that goes on a socket, put it in place and drive it in with a
ball pen hammer. It should seat enough to get it loose.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Kellock" <ekellock at juno.com>
To: <200q20v at audifans.com>; <v8 at audifans.com>; <quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2002 11:32 PM
Subject: [V8] Re: CV boot replacement: stripped inner cv joint bolts
> 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
> > name.
> > 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
> > today...
> > >
> > > 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?
> > >
> > > Ed
> > > Colorado Springs
> > >
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