Stripped CV Bolts
bob.rossato at att.net
Tue May 13 08:14:33 EDT 2003
> Mholme3 at aol.com wrote:
> > Does anyone have a proven method of removing badly seized, badly
> > stripped CV bolts from an axle? I have two rear bolts that seem to
> > be fused to the little coupler piece. Been hitting them with liquid
> > wrench for a few days now and still nothing. I used vice grips and
> > leverage from the sub frame, along with the tire lug wrench to close
> > them with lots of pressure. They will not budge. I need to get this
> > axle replaced ASAP so if anyone has thoughts, I would appreciate it.
> On something in the last couple of years I had to do this. I cut the
> heads off the un-undoable bolts with a die grinder and cutting wheel.
> After all that stress, the remains of the bolts turned out easily - I
> figure a combination of the vibration working them loose, and no
> pressure on them anymore helped.
> Huw Powell
I've used a drill very successfully as well. There's already a nice pilot
hole there. Just go a little bit larger, head comes right off and the
remainder of the bolt can be backed out by hand.
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