Axel shaft removal

Tony Hoffman auditony at
Mon Nov 14 06:00:41 PST 2011

Yes, that is what he means, hammering them outside. I also have used a
larger torx socket hammered inot the center. Also, vice grips on the
outside help a lot, fi you can get them in there. And, if they seem to be
stubborn to begin with, I'll first heat teh flange around each bolt with a
propane torch.


On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 11:42 PM, Dave C <dconner at> wrote:

> Hi Brian,
> Could you explain ...  " ... you might want a 3/8" drive 12mm 12 point to
> hammer around them if they strip ... " ?
> Do you mean a 12 mm socket hammered on to the outer circumference of the
> head of the triple square bolt?
> I have stripped triple squares on my car and was trying to think of a way
> to get them out.  My idea was to saw the heads off and then try unscrewing
> tehm with vise grips ...  but it sounds like a doubtful plan.  I'm
> interested to know what others have found to work.
> thanks
> Dave C

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