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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-09-2008, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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HELP!! - siezed screw

S**t!!

It's been like this for some time now.
I have a seized screw on the ride height adjuster that i just can't make it to move.
I guess it must have been the heat or something because i have never passed the torque mark, but what i know is that (after unsing the correct tool to remove it since the beginig, letting it soak in wd40 for a day, using the all kinds of things to take it off since the correct tool now passes itself, etc...) the little bastard is unmovable

What should i do now?
Any suggestions?

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Not sure if it is possible but heat could do the thing. Had a bolt on the hub on the car which would not come off. At the shop they had to heat it up to get it off.
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I would use a hammer and a screwdriver and center the screwdriver up on the head of the bolt...and with light taps try to un-jolt it or...
light taps with a rubber mallet if there's room to allow..... or use a heat gun to warm it up, not to hot, maybe that'll work.
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That's a socket head cap screw correct? Find a junk allen wrench that was the correct size and lightly tig it to the bolt. Then just twist it out. You may want to soak it in Kroil first.

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Not sure if it is possible but heat could do the thing. Had a bolt on the hub on the car which would not come off. At the shop they had to heat it up to get it off.
Thanks i'll try the heat thing next.

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I would use a hammer and a screwdriver and center the screwdriver up on the head of the bolt...and with light taps try to un-jolt it or...
light taps with a rubber mallet if there's room to allow..... or use a heat gun to warm it up, not to hot, maybe that'll work.
Thanks.
Been there done that, except for the heat.

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That's a socket head cap screw correct? Find a junk allen wrench that was the correct size and lightly tig it to the bolt. Then just twist it out. You may want to soak it in Kroil first.

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If i understood it correctly (my english sucks) that's also a good next option, thanks.
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A little heat from a propane plumber's torch to the aluminum adjuster would probably work, but if the adjuster is anodized it will probably mess that up. If the Hex head is intact I would just get a longer lever. I prefer the hex sockets as opposed to the wrenches since it is easier to put a breaker bar on a socket than it is to extend the allen wrench. But you can use a box end wrench for more leverage. If the cap is no longer hex, but rounded invest in a good screw extractor kit to remove it.
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A little heat from a propane plumber's torch to the aluminum adjuster would probably work, but if the adjuster is anodized it will probably mess that up. If the Hex head is intact I would just get a longer lever. I prefer the hex sockets as opposed to the wrenches since it is easier to put a breaker bar on a socket than it is to extend the allen wrench. But you can use a box end wrench for more leverage. If the cap is no longer hex, but rounded invest in a good screw extractor kit to remove it.
Thanks Rob.

But it's not an hex head screw. It's an allen key headed screw, but the head is literally screwed by now
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reversed thread screw/bolt extractor ? Kinda like a reversed threaded drill bit.
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I thought I am the only one expert in destroying bolts, but I see this talent is gifted to others too.

So, you should try with the next larger size of a hex head, by hitting it with a hummer. If it doesn’t work, than your drilling machine is the doctor.



Ps It has happened to me so many times, that now I am paying a technician to do, even, simple works, but they cost me much less as I was doing them by myself.


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reversed thread screw/bolt extractor ? Kinda like a reversed threaded drill bit.
Hmmm.... sounds good as long as it doesn't messes up the ajuster thread.
But what exactly is that tool?

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I thought I am the only one expert in destroying bolts, but I see this talent is gifted to others too.

So, you should try with the next larger size of a hex head, by hitting it with a hummer. If it doesn’t work, than your drilling machine is the doctor.



Ps It has happened to me so many times, that now I am paying a technician to do, even, simple works, but they cost me much less as I was doing them by myself.



I guess we're part of a handful of choosen ones
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