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    stripped torx screw on S/C

    I have a stripped screw on the S/C... of course its the one hardest to get to. Its the one under the hose near the top..

    Any tips? I tried a 1/4" socket..no good


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    sears and others make a socket that removes rounded bolts - they should have one for you - it's threaded left handed to grap the rounded head - good luck and d0n't do that anymore.

    Tim

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    You using the right socket head? I stripped one witha 1/4 socket, but got the right torx socket and it came right out.....

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    die grind a slot in it and use a screw driver and throw it away after u remove it!

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    That screw sucks to remove in general so I cant imagine removing it when stripped. Them screws can be used with either a torx wrench or a socket wrench... did you try both?

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    I used the socket on the other two with no problem. The S/C was reworked last year after the bearings blew apart. I'm guessing thats when it got stipped.

    I'll get the torx socket and try it

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    Use Vise Grips on it, I have had it happen many times!!

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    Once you break it loose it will screw out by hand...unless someone used loctite on it, no, no...
    Replace it with a hex head bolt...

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    was good for a year or 2 when they used 8mm bolt then went back to torx for some stupid reason.I use the seadoo tool for it and if stripped and real tight i would grind the head off and then slide the s/c out with the bolt still in it and then wind it out with vice grips.

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    lots of good info. use vice grip or cut head off, then remove sc and then remove screw out with vice grips.
    I use only the E8 torx sockets and keep a couple of good 1/4 inch wrench for the top bolt.
    I also keep extra bolts for the sc. It is easy to strip out the top bolt, just always put back a good one.
    when installing sc tighten up top bolt first with fingers as much as possible.

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