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Help!! I stripped a nut..

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BMiller421, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Aug 13, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    BMiller421

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    Hey guys..

    I've been working on exchanging my headers all day..and am down to the last two lower nuts on the drivers side coming off the block.

    Any recommendations for tools that can get those last two 12 mm nuts off?

    Need to smog to pay my tags by the end of the month..

    Thanks in advance..
     
  2. Aug 13, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    hey man that sucks, have you tried these

    Edit changed the site had the wrong one

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003M68V64/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    Edit

    they grab the sides not the ends so there supposed to be able to get a stripped nut. ive seen them at sears or craftsmen has a similar model wrench. or have you tried a gator grip socket.

    http://www.amazon.com/Gator-Grip-ETC-200MO-Universal-Socket/dp/B000065CJ8

    they sell those at harbor freight and ive sometimes seen them at target at wal-mart. but i was just at harbor freight like thurs and i know they have them there.

    if those dont work i have two different easy-out sets that i could probably help you get it out with but those are a pain and dont work great in tight spaces or on rusted or really stuck bolts.

    let me know if there is anything i can do to help
     
  4. Aug 16, 2011 at 7:26 AM
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    ^ I might have to stop by hf after work to pick one of those up..

    I picked up a stripped bolt kit from sears..those didnt work..so i'll give the one from hf a shot..then i'll let you know if I need a hand..
     
  5. Aug 16, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Heat it up, douse it with water. Repeat while trying to break the nut loose.
    Blaster may help in other areas, but exhaust needs more convincing!
     
  6. Aug 16, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    Hehe, he busted a nut in his truck. hehehehehe
     
  7. Aug 16, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    Looks like if you go with the amazon one's they have a lifetime warranty. Cant beat that! These are in my near future stripped bolts cause my fingers problems.
     
  8. Aug 16, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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    Do you have a welder? You can weld a nut to the bolt head and then remove it. The heat from welding is often enough to break loose any rust, too.
     
  9. Aug 16, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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    this^^

    my dad has done it before
     
  10. Aug 16, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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    those gator grip sockets are horrible i dont know if you already got it off but the first time i used it it got FUBAR, the pins in it started falling out
     
  11. Aug 16, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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    they work great : gator grip
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    I do..and I might try that..
     
  13. Aug 16, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    But can they grab into a nut that is completely rounded?
     
  14. Aug 17, 2011 at 5:32 AM
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    Did you get nut off yet or are you gonna be working on it all weekend?
     
  16. Aug 18, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    And have you found replacement bolts yet
     
  17. Aug 19, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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    I'm going to try working on it again tomorrow..you busy? Want to come over and help out?
     
  18. Aug 19, 2011 at 7:56 AM
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    Tried those..no luck..
     
  19. Aug 19, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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    Yeah ill come help, tonight (fri) or tomorrow?
     
  20. Aug 22, 2011 at 12:18 AM
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    Well we conquered the bastard nuts, for those wondering or with similar problems we got one off with a simple 6 point deep impact socket on the end of a breaker bar which we had to remove the alternator in order to get enough swing room to move the breaker bar. The second nut = 4 1/2 inch angle grinder, nuff said.
     
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