Thread: stripped torx screw on S/C
09-13-2008, 12:48 PM #1
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
09-13-2008, 01:17 PM #2
- Join Date
- May 2005
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.
09-13-2008, 01:19 PM #3
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- Dec 2006
- Crest Hill, IL
You using the right socket head? I stripped one witha 1/4 socket, but got the right torx socket and it came right out.....
09-13-2008, 01:51 PM #4
die grind a slot in it and use a screw driver and throw it away after u remove it!
09-13-2008, 01:57 PM #5
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?
09-13-2008, 02:12 PM #6
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
09-13-2008, 03:31 PM #7
Use Vise Grips on it, I have had it happen many times!!
09-13-2008, 03:42 PM #8
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...
09-13-2008, 04:43 PM #9
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- Dec 2007
- Christchurch NewZealand
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.
09-13-2008, 04:50 PM #10
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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