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Old 08-11-2007, 10:51 PM   #1
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ive got a stripped allen head bolt on the crankshaft sensor i need to remove. looks to small to try and drill and tap out. is the another method i could use for removing it. any help would be appreciated thanks.
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:56 PM   #2
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:58 PM   #3
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small vise grip with good grip almost new, dont use an old one

can we get that in english please
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Old 08-11-2007, 11:00 PM   #4
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Old 08-11-2007, 11:01 PM   #5
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but what if he has rounded it off and the vise grips cant get a good grip on it?
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will do but its a pretty tight squeeze might have enough room to grip but not enough to turn. thanks for the help though
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Old 08-11-2007, 11:18 PM   #7
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The vise grip idea is fine if you can get to it. If you are not able to get to it with vise grips - try this: use an appropriate size extention (1/4" or 3/8") probably about 6" long - and use a fairly small hammer - put the male square end of the extension against the stripped out bolt head - make sure it's straight out from the bolt and hit the other (female) end of the extension with the hammer. This will do 2 things - 1) it will help loosen the bolt, particularly if it was assembled with lock-tite. 2) if you hit it seveveral times (not real hard, but several moderate hits) the rounded end of the extension will tend to roll the edges of the stripped out hole inward. Then gently drive your hex (allen) wrench into the hole. try to loosen it very carefully - don't strip it. If it won't loosen try an american size that may be slightly larger, and drive it into the hole - if that doesn't fit tight - try to find a torx that may fit it tight - if not - hand grind the next size wrench up until it will just drive in the hole tight (allen wrench's are cheap), and you can buy them individually at most auto parts stores, or buy a cheap set and just ruin the one you need. It is easier to "drive" them into the hole is they are the type you use with a ratchet. Most likely the first 2 steps I am suggesting will work - the hammering will work wonders - be patient - good luck.
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superglue a allenwrench in the stripped area, let set, and pull it out. Lose the allen wrench though.

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The vise grips work for me all the time and yea like jimmy says, make sure its a new one cuz they grip good and they are not worn out on the tips.
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Most allen heads get rounded out when the alen wrench is not fully seated in the bolt before we grunch down on them. Use Radar's advice. I've had luck with those methods.
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