CV boot replacement: stripped inner cv joint bolts

Richard J Lebens rick-l at
Sun Oct 27 20:59:27 EST 2002

Are those torx bolts or triple square?

--- Ed Kellock <ekellock at> wrote:
> 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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