Stripped Bolt

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Stripped Bolt

Postby beefsupreme » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:06 pm

Anyone have any ideas on how to remove a stripped bolt from the top of the bell housing? In case you don't know, the top 2 bolts connecting the bell housing to the motor are torx head bolts, and not standard ones. So, needless to say, before I found this out, I stripped one out. I think my next move is to drop the motor down to give me the clearance to cut the bellhousing off and then remove the bolt.

Any ideas?
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Re: Stripped Bolt

Postby Procrastinator » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:34 pm

This Tool is your best option!
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Re: Stripped Bolt

Postby rlpetty43 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:37 pm

Try a easeout?
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Re: Stripped Bolt

Postby desertratt » Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:26 pm

Don't know how bad it's stripped... I would try a hand impact driver with an extension and either the correct size torq, or one size bigger. Or if you have a screwdriver socket that fits in the slot, use it on the hand impact.
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beefsupreme
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Re: Stripped Bolt

Postby beefsupreme » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:02 pm

Procrastinator wrote:This Tool is your best option!



Is that on craigslist?
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2012 Teryx4
2003 VRSCA
2007 TRX300EX, 2x 2008 TRX90 (kiddos)
beefsupreme
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Location: Guthrie, OK

Re: Stripped Bolt

Postby beefsupreme » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:09 pm

I just put everything back together except for the front drive shaft (have to change out a u-joint). I guess that I will just drive it until it dies, then I will take off the whole front clip and pull out everything....maybe by that time I will have a stroker built!
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2003 VRSCA
2007 TRX300EX, 2x 2008 TRX90 (kiddos)
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Re: Stripped Bolt

Postby beefsupreme » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:47 pm

Got everything out....finally. Problem is, the bell housing I bought isn't the right one. Anyone been to the junkyard lately?
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The saga continues.....
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Re: Stripped Bolt

Postby dilleywhopper » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:55 pm

Not me.
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Re: Stripped Bolt

Postby jjstasen » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:07 pm

Nope
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Re: Stripped Bolt

Postby beefsupreme » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:53 am

All back together.....just have to get 4 bolts for the front driveshaft, and then the Ghost is 100%. Time for some wheelin...finally!
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2012 Teryx4
2003 VRSCA
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