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Thread: GU Door Striker Bolts won't budge

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    Thanks all. Yes after trying a regular Phillips head I dragged out the impact driver (the one you bAsh with a hammer)

    Iíve stripped the screw heads. Iíll try a bigger hammer but failing that yes Iíll try welding (but donít want to bugger my paint)

    Otherwise grind them off

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    A quick zap with a mig shouldn’t put enough heat into the area to wreck the paint.


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    A lot of impact drivers come with a No 2 phillips head bit. What you want for that sized screw is a No 3 bit. Unless it is really flogged out the correct bit should still do the job.

    Also, did you make sure the impact driver was locked in the correct direction before hitting it with a hammer? You have to pre set them to go either left or right. Also, you should turn the impact driver slightly in the direction you want the screw to turn to give the driver a bit of preload, and then give it a hit with the hammer. I have used mine dozens (if not hundreds) of times - especially when working on motorbikes - and have never had an issue, even with the most stubborn of screws.

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    Thanks Bill and co. Yes Iím sure itís going the right way. Iíll have to try the mig option as Iíve buggered the screws now.

    Good source for new ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Njrqs View Post
    Hi all.

    Bought new drivers door striker as my rubber covering was worn. Cannot get the bolts out. Have soaked them in Rostoff and used impact driver. No luck.

    Any ideas? Top bolt has some yellow paint mark on it. Unsure what that is for.

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    Possible idea here Njrqs Mate?
    Try a solid 10mm -ish punch/real smack ( no greater than the size of your pan bolt head) to shake up the OEM paint and years of great service.
    Truly just did this the day before last on an old Louisville twuck swapping sides as they no longer make em :-(


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    been using a punch to turn bolts/screws sorta like the old cold chisel trick for nuts. i also have a removal kit that u drill a hole hammer a bar in then slide a nut onto the bar, works unlike easyouts.. but i must say the punch trick works better than the extractors i've tried.
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