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How can take off a strip bolt
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

How can take off a strip bolt

(1999 Chevrolet Cavalier)
how can take off a strip bolt on the manifold connected to the exhaust on a 2.4 engine
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on February 09, 2009
Removing damaged and broken bolts can be very difficult. The proper size hole must be drilled through the center of the damaged bolt. Special tools are then required which will fit into the hole and grab the inside allowing you to turn the damaged bolt. This is something that requires some skill and practice - you may need some help with this one. If the bolt head is damaged but not broken off you can try locking plyers, it may also be possible to weld a new head onto the old bolt head. Good luck!
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on February 09, 2009
Removing damaged and broken bolts can be very difficult. The proper size hole must be drilled through the center of the damaged bolt. Special tools are then required which will fit into the hole and grab the inside allowing you to turn the damaged bolt. This is something that requires some skill and practice - you may need some help with this one. If the bolt head is damaged but not broken off you can try locking plyers, it may also be possible to weld a new head onto the old bolt head. Good luck!
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on February 09, 2009
There are several ways to attack a stripped bolt. Sometimes you can get the next size smaller socket on the bolt. I have older sockets that I use just for that purpose, and hammer them on. If you can get a pair of vise grips on the bolt that may do it too. Heating the bolt red hot and letting it cool will sometimes loosen it up so it comes out easier. I have also been known to weld an old socket on the bolt to get them out.
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