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The top bolt head was strip on the starter, what kind of tool can I use to get it off?

I was trying to take off my starter but the top bolt head was strip. What can I use to get it off?

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  • its420_us May 11, 2010

    You could try to beat a slightly smaller socket on it. You could use a dremmel, and cut a line for a large screwdriver, or cut the head off, and remove the bolt with some vise grips.

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If metric, try using an American size on it even if you need to hammer it on (within reason) If American size go the other way with a metric socket.

Posted on May 26, 2009

  • Richard Scordino May 26, 2009

    Use six point sockets only.

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