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F#&K!!!! just stripped a bolt head!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MapleMoose, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Oct 1, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    MapleMoose

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    As you can see i was installing my 5125's on my 96 Tacoma and the one bolt head broke off! Any ideas?

    Top rear strut mount
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    And how am i suppose to fit the bushing on that??
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  2. Oct 1, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    Throw a die on it, not a big deal. I dont remember is it welded in? If not replace it.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2011 at 5:07 PM
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    How much heat did you subject that too?
     
  4. Oct 1, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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    Die? what do you mean? Do you mean tap it out?

    And yes it is welded

    No heat, just muscle.
     
  5. Oct 1, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    Should have used heat, not muscle.
     
  6. Oct 1, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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    Dir is the opposite of a tap, it'll rethread the bolt. You might beable to salvage it, even if its just good enough you can throw 2 nuts on it, wont go nowhere
     
  7. Oct 1, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    The rest of the bolt is inside the mount. Only the head turned which resulted in breaking. My only thought is to either drill it out or somehow thread the rest of the bolt out.
     
  8. Oct 1, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    modded the F*ck out
    from the looks of it you snapped the bolt off. time to get creative with a welder and some steel rod
     
  9. Oct 1, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    Yeah, i guess i could just weld a bolt next to it and use it to mount the shocks
     
  10. Oct 1, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    Oh it broke... thought it just stripped. Yeah id cut the remander off then drill out and throw a tap into it. New bolt with Loctite or Copatite. The hard part is to drill it centered and straight, try to get a bit just small enough to not drill the inside threads id use 3 bit sizes for the process, when you get to where you get to the point where the hole is thin on the old bolt at that point you can pick out the old bolt metal saving the thread.

    Im pretty shitty at explaining things, let me know if you want me to explain better
     
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    Dont use those, they will never remove a bolt like that, likely it"ll break then he'll have temped steel break it apart. Id recommend the square type. Dont mean to shit on your suggestion, i just believe that style it crap

    edit, if you do go this route kroil it up over night
     
  13. Oct 1, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    Thanks.

    Yeah just realized that i didnt strip it, but broke off the head.
     
  14. Oct 1, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    cut a line through the middle of the screw with the dremel and use a flat screw driver to take it out. it should be really easy. don't worry about cutting the mount, you will be fine.
     
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    Square type? You mean like these?

    http://www.amazon.com/Alden-4507P-Grabit-Broken-Extractor/dp/B000Q60UOO

    Does seem easier to use.
     
  16. Oct 1, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    No im talking bout the square tapers type that you would use a cresent wrench to turn. Using a electric drill is just asking for a headache. I'll find a link to em later... out at dinner with the wife
     
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    modded the F*ck out
    if you can get a nut on the end that snapped off, thread it on then tack weld it on there because it doesn't look like you have enough threads to get two nut on there. use some penetrating oil on the end that goes to the frame and let it sit over night. try to remove it in the morning.
     
  19. Oct 1, 2011 at 10:34 PM
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    So i cut the bolt mount off and im now in the process of trying to take the rest of the bolt out or making a new mount and taping it. Then i can weld the mount back on.
     
  20. Oct 1, 2011 at 11:15 PM
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    No he snapped the bolt while trying to remove the nut.
     
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