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Help with torx bolt removal

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by scifidelity, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:32 PM
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    scifidelity

    scifidelity [OP] Well-Known Member

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    having a hard time getting the furthest back two T55 bed bolts and the two tie down bolts (t40) out. Trying to install my total chaos bed stiffener which is of course not going well. Thanks.
     
  2. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:34 PM
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    Unchained 5150

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    Get a breaker bar that's the only way you are getting it out. Long and usually rusted.
     
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  3. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:34 PM
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    Dremel heads to fit on a large socket
     
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  4. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:40 PM
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    breaker bar if not stripped.
     
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    Arizona now!!!
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    Iem # 832032 Model # SPEEDPRO1

    SpeedOut 8-1/8-in Double-Ended Screw Extractor

    Lowe’s has them. Obviously, you will need a new screw..
     
  7. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:47 PM
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    Pop N Lock
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    TomTwo

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  9. Apr 16, 2019 at 7:23 PM
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    little heat underneath doesnt hurt either, just dont heat the plastic of the bed...
     
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  10. Apr 16, 2019 at 7:24 PM
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    I used a breaker bar, but they came out pretty easy. Just be gentle, torx either strip out or you accidentally twist the bit., both bad.
     
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  11. Apr 16, 2019 at 7:29 PM
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    scifidelity

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    2 ft. Breaker bar FTW! Thanks fellas! Better believe I slathered ‘em up with grease before reinstalling
     
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    Yep, slow and steady
     
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  13. Apr 16, 2019 at 9:05 PM
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    Did mines a couple weeks ago. I was lucky (or unlucky) to be able to get it going with just a 1/2” ratchet. It was tough but still managed to get it off without a breaker.
     
  14. Apr 17, 2019 at 3:12 AM
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    You are an animal
     
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  16. Apr 17, 2019 at 4:56 AM
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    Impact gun needed for me. Felt like I would strip it when I tried by hand
     
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  17. Apr 17, 2019 at 6:04 AM
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    I had to use one of these on the bed rail screws that was stripped from the factory. I was more surprised that it actually got the screw out
     
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  18. Apr 17, 2019 at 7:25 AM
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    scifidelity

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    Man I've used these on smaller bolts before. Seems super dicey on such a long thick bolt though.
     
  19. Apr 17, 2019 at 7:27 AM
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    Yeah i need to get some air tools. I have a decent porter cable compressor already for nail gunning. I did try my 20v professional grade impact driver, that didn't budge it!
     
  20. Apr 17, 2019 at 7:47 AM
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    3/8 or 1/2 inch drive?
     

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