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Old 12-30-2007, 10:48 PM   #1
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Stripped Allen Head Bolt, HELP?

So one of my rear sets the allen bolt is stripped, what is the best way to get it off, drill into the head of the bolt and just pop the head off and hammer the rest out, weld the allen wrench to the bolt and hope to that it will come off (dont have a welder), ??? any suggestions

its an obvious one that i will need new allen bolts so thats not a problem.
need to get the bolts off so my rear sets can get powdercoated asap
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:56 PM   #2
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At a good hardware store or autoparts store you can by bolt removers.... there are a couple of types. Both require you to drill a hold into the bolt. The best one has left hand taps that you screw into the bolt. When it tightens, the bolt is backed out as you continue to turn it. The other kind is tapped with a hammer into the hole and then you unscrew the bolt. The former works much better.
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If you drill out the hole with alittle bit bigger bit then the hole you should be able to knock off the head & remove the other bolt ,pull it off & with the the threaed bolt still exposed take a pair of vice grips & unscrew it.. Good luck i've had to do this many times ..
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well i got the head off by drilling into the bolt now i just have to get the rest off by good ole vicegrips
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sweet. its all taken off thanks guys.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:42 AM   #7
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Told you it works !! congrats
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Glad you got it out without any damage.
I've got some replacement bolts at the shop if you need them.
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This must be common to Suzuki's. I got one that is lock tighted in now but I will have to drill it the next time it comes off.
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dremel with cut-off wheel grind a slot use a flat head for future use lol
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all it took was a drill, bit, vicegrips, a little muscle, and a cold beer ....

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i have one stripped too.will prolly cut slot like last time
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i usually take a standard allen socket and beat that sonbitch in there then hit it with my impact driver
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guys, Sears has removers for stripped allen heads. Tap it in and turn it out, no drilling.
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guys, Sears has removers for stripped allen heads. Tap it in and turn it out, no drilling.
"EZ-out" Normally you can even find one that is close to the same size as the allen head, where you just tap it into the stripped hole where the allen tool used to go, then twist away.... Also the impact driver is a tool that every person who likes to tinker should have. It comes in VERY handy with tight Phillips head screws, like on front master cylinder covers.

Glad you were able to remove it without much fuss!
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