1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

need help, rounded bolt head!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by devilsalmostfree, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Jun 26, 2010 at 8:21 AM
    #1
    devilsalmostfree

    devilsalmostfree [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Member:
    #9374
    Messages:
    775
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Carl
    Loudon, Tn
    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma 4X4, 5 spd, 2.7 ltr
    Deck plate mod, intake silencer removed, AFE Pro Dry S Air Filter, debadged, Goodyear Duratracs 265/75R16. Flowmaster knock-off muffler!
    ok, changing the fluid in the rear-end yesterday. rounded off the fill plug head, thanks to the good ole 12 pnt. socket. ive tried a pipe wrench & a chisel with a hammer. cant seem to budge this thing! need some help. thanks.
     
  2. Jun 26, 2010 at 8:39 AM
    #2
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    14,256
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2016 GMC Canyon SLT w/ LineX and....
    I hope you didn't remove the drain plug first......

    **Spray some PB blaster on it and let it soak for 15 minutes or so.
    **Try putting a vice grip on it, really really tight.
    **Try using a file, and file off the edges to make them 'square' again in hopes you can get any kind of 6-point socket on it. File it enough to get down to the next smallest socket size if you can (metric or standard).

    **If you can file the edges down to the next size with a good tight fit, then hopefully you have (or know someone) who has an air compressor and impact wrench you can try on it.
     
  3. Jun 26, 2010 at 8:41 AM
    #3
    micropiper

    micropiper Admiral of the JOLLY ROGER navy

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2009
    Member:
    #21577
    Messages:
    195
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    damion
    phoenix az
    Vehicle:
    Four cylinders of pure awesome
    k&n air filter in a modded intake, sliders, new horn, plenty o pinstripes, custom onboard air,cobra cb with custom skidplate,
    Got access to a welder? If so zap another nut on the top. TA-DA! If not im not sure anybody else?
     
  4. Jun 26, 2010 at 8:49 AM
    #4
    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2009
    Member:
    #22680
    Messages:
    5,260
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD OFFROAD 4x4 VSC/TRAC/DAC/HAC
    snugtop, piaa, weathertech, westin, oem bed mat, trd seat covers, avs inchannel vent visors, 2" suspension lift, front diff drop, rear differential breather extension, oil filter drain hose, a/c drain hose extention & reroute, front window tint, cat theft protection plate, tailgate clamp mod, xpel headlight/foglight protecters, oem block heater, bfg 265/75R/16 a/t k/o's, cabin air rodent protection screen, rcbs illuminated 4X4 switch mod
    Once you get it repaired enough to try again you might try useing a bottle jack under the wrench since there's not much space for leverage under there with a cheater bar.
     
  5. Jun 26, 2010 at 8:50 AM
    #5
    devilsalmostfree

    devilsalmostfree [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Member:
    #9374
    Messages:
    775
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Carl
    Loudon, Tn
    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma 4X4, 5 spd, 2.7 ltr
    Deck plate mod, intake silencer removed, AFE Pro Dry S Air Filter, debadged, Goodyear Duratracs 265/75R16. Flowmaster knock-off muffler!
    yes, i did drain it 1st:facepalm:!

    i sprayed pb blast on it, let it set for a few.

    i will try to file & put a smaller socket on it. i went & bought a 24mm 6pnt socket. got it on there, still not budging. started slipping off after trying it a time or 2.

    i have an air compressor & impact wrench. guess i shoulda already tried that!
     
  6. Jun 26, 2010 at 8:53 AM
    #6
    devilsalmostfree

    devilsalmostfree [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Member:
    #9374
    Messages:
    775
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Carl
    Loudon, Tn
    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma 4X4, 5 spd, 2.7 ltr
    Deck plate mod, intake silencer removed, AFE Pro Dry S Air Filter, debadged, Goodyear Duratracs 265/75R16. Flowmaster knock-off muffler!
    i might have to try that. just have to see if my friend can bring his over. thanks.
     
  7. Jun 26, 2010 at 8:53 AM
    #7
    devilsalmostfree

    devilsalmostfree [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Member:
    #9374
    Messages:
    775
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Carl
    Loudon, Tn
    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma 4X4, 5 spd, 2.7 ltr
    Deck plate mod, intake silencer removed, AFE Pro Dry S Air Filter, debadged, Goodyear Duratracs 265/75R16. Flowmaster knock-off muffler!
    might have to try that!
     
  8. Jun 26, 2010 at 9:05 AM
    #8
    05 TRD Sport

    05 TRD Sport She's Fat, I'm Drunk, It's On.

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Member:
    #15232
    Messages:
    973
    Gender:
    Male
    30 minutes south of Atlanta
    Vehicle:
    Red Prerunner AC
  9. Jun 26, 2010 at 10:36 AM
    #9
    tacoman101

    tacoman101 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Member:
    #19550
    Messages:
    1,074
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    scott
    vermont
    Vehicle:
    2001 Tacoma sr5 xtra cab 4wd
    blue led headlights, 285/75/16 grabber AT2's, custom pedals, custom shifter, flowmaster 40 series muffler, bedlinered fender flares, 2.5" lift kit via shackles and spacers, custom exhaust out the back, chrome exhaust tip, and Herculined bed, Weathertech floormats, Cabelas Trail Gear Camo Seat Covers ... Nice thing was I got the truck for $4000
    First try Vice Grips...If that doesn't work, get a small torch (doesn't have to be a torch set or anything, just a small propane torch will do) and head up around the bolt, and the head of the bolt. Then try with the Vice Grips again.
     
  10. Jun 26, 2010 at 10:53 AM
    #10
    skytower

    skytower Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Member:
    #38505
    Messages:
    3,228
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    virginia
    Vehicle:
    08 Tacoma 4x4
    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    +1 on irwin. Craftsman makes a rounded bolt remover too. Saved me a few times.
     
  11. Jun 26, 2010 at 10:55 AM
    #11
    devilsalmostfree

    devilsalmostfree [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Member:
    #9374
    Messages:
    775
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Carl
    Loudon, Tn
    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma 4X4, 5 spd, 2.7 ltr
    Deck plate mod, intake silencer removed, AFE Pro Dry S Air Filter, debadged, Goodyear Duratracs 265/75R16. Flowmaster knock-off muffler!
    no one around here has 1 in stock.

    got my friends torch, tried the vice grips, bout to go combine them 2 together. this is shitty!
     
  12. Jun 26, 2010 at 10:57 AM
    #12
    skytower

    skytower Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Member:
    #38505
    Messages:
    3,228
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    virginia
    Vehicle:
    08 Tacoma 4x4
    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Tapping the head with a hammer will help dislodge some of the rust.
    Not too much heat or beating, though.
     
  13. Jun 26, 2010 at 11:03 AM
    #13
    moe1967

    moe1967 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Member:
    #32134
    Messages:
    169
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2010 TRD DC Off-Road PreRunner
    Hammer a socket on to it, then use an impact wrench.

    I had this done when the key for my locking lug nut broke on my 4runner. It worked like a charm.
     
  14. Jun 26, 2010 at 11:17 AM
    #14
    devilsalmostfree

    devilsalmostfree [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Member:
    #9374
    Messages:
    775
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Carl
    Loudon, Tn
    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma 4X4, 5 spd, 2.7 ltr
    Deck plate mod, intake silencer removed, AFE Pro Dry S Air Filter, debadged, Goodyear Duratracs 265/75R16. Flowmaster knock-off muffler!
    think im just going to get my friend to weld a nut on it for me tomorrow. im done with it for today!
     
  15. Jun 26, 2010 at 11:22 AM
    #15
    ktmrider

    ktmrider Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Member:
    #19933
    Messages:
    4,969
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    07 DCLB 4x4 Sport S/C
    Junk
    Nooo wait, try this first, take a socket the closest size to it, and fill it full of Jb weld, hammer it on there the best you can and let it sit the instructed time and then it should just come right out

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Jun 26, 2010 at 11:43 AM
    #16
    devilsalmostfree

    devilsalmostfree [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Member:
    #9374
    Messages:
    775
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Carl
    Loudon, Tn
    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma 4X4, 5 spd, 2.7 ltr
    Deck plate mod, intake silencer removed, AFE Pro Dry S Air Filter, debadged, Goodyear Duratracs 265/75R16. Flowmaster knock-off muffler!
    have u done this before? it says, "allow 4-6 hrs to dry before handling. allow to drive overnight(approx. 15hrs) before putting object to use."
     
  17. Jun 26, 2010 at 4:48 PM
    #17
    devilsalmostfree

    devilsalmostfree [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Member:
    #9374
    Messages:
    775
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Carl
    Loudon, Tn
    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma 4X4, 5 spd, 2.7 ltr
    Deck plate mod, intake silencer removed, AFE Pro Dry S Air Filter, debadged, Goodyear Duratracs 265/75R16. Flowmaster knock-off muffler!
    ok just now got it out! with an easy out, i was pretty hesitant of those things, but it did work. just wanted to let all of u know, & thanks for ur help!
     
  18. Jun 26, 2010 at 5:01 PM
    #18
    TicTacOma

    TicTacOma UnderWater Monopoly Champion

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Member:
    #3840
    Messages:
    1,537
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Anastatia Beaverhausen
    Columbia,SC
    Vehicle:
    I'm Thinking...Oh Yeah...An FJ
    It's all in my head at the moment...
    At Least you got it out. Next time anything like this happens, Try and TIGHTEN it first. If any resistance as you begin to loosen, go tight. Sometimes that will be just enough to break the bind. An old trick learned,taught and used in the Air Force wrenching jets.

    Just something to keep in your hat....
     
  19. Jun 26, 2010 at 5:46 PM
    #19
    devilsalmostfree

    devilsalmostfree [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Member:
    #9374
    Messages:
    775
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Carl
    Loudon, Tn
    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma 4X4, 5 spd, 2.7 ltr
    Deck plate mod, intake silencer removed, AFE Pro Dry S Air Filter, debadged, Goodyear Duratracs 265/75R16. Flowmaster knock-off muffler!
    thanks, i learned that trick from a buddy that got outta the airforce a few yrs back. i did try it, but not until it slipped/rounded (a tad bit) the bolt 1st! after that, it was all over with.
     
  20. Jun 26, 2010 at 9:29 PM
    #20
    Digiratus

    Digiratus Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2010
    Member:
    #34006
    Messages:
    13,716
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Roaming the PNW
    Vehicle:
    The RedHead
    2002 XtraCab TRD 4x4 Auto Trans With Lots of Mods King Extended Travel COs Camburg Uniball UCAs Alcan Custom 8-Leaf Rear Spring Packs Fox 2.0 Resi Rear Shocks FrankenFab Rear Shock Relocate All-Pro U-bolt Flip w/Timbren bumps Toytec 1" Extended Shackle 4.88 Nitro Gears ARB Front Locker ARB Twin Compressor 15x8 D Window Steelies 33" BFG KM2s Limited Edition Relentless Front Bumper Smittybilt X2O 10K Winch Rugged Ridge 3" LED Pods w/Amber covers Mini D2S Projectors XB35 Ballasts + 4500K Bulbs Badland Sliders FrankenFab Tire Carrier Swingout bumper w/kitchen BudBuilt Front & Bellypan Skids BAMF Rear Diff Skid Whynter 65 qt. Fridge/Freezer CVT Mt Bachelor RTT Badland Custom Bed Rack GM 140 amp alternator Dual Northstar 24F AGM batteries BlueSea 7622 ML-ACR Battery controller Peak DBI Dual Battery Voltage Monitor Magnaflow 18" Muffler Braided Steel Brake Lines AFE Pro Dry S air filter ScanGauge II OBDII Scanner Kenwood TM-71A Dual Band Ham Radio Larson 70CM/2M Antenna Uniden 520xl CB radio 3' Firestik Adjustable tip antenna Pioneer DEH-P9400BH HU Alpine Amps & Type R components (F) and coaxials (R) Wet Okole Seat Covers Weathertech Digital Liners Deck Plate Mod 1" Diff Drop Carrier Bearing Drop
    :woot::woot:That is worthy of a double wOOt! Surely, High Drama.

    Made my day......Living Vicariously the devilsalmostfree! :D
     
To Top