View Full Version : Stripped Head bolt

03-09-2003, 06:41 PM
Working on the coupe taking off the heads and one of the bolts Stripped !!! any idea how do get it out ?

Nick V

03-09-2003, 08:25 PM
If you mean the head of the bolt is rounded off then you might think about arc welding something to the head that you can grab with a pipe wrench etc.


03-09-2003, 09:06 PM
I thought of that but i dont have one and its not something you can rent. I have tryed craftsman stripped bolt removers and no luck, also tryed drilling into the bolt to drill it out , no luck
Any more ideas?
Thanks guys
Nick V

03-09-2003, 09:15 PM
grind the topwith side of an angle grinder then chisel off whats left ?

03-09-2003, 11:07 PM
Drill the head off with a 1/2" drill bit. I just had to do this on a Ford 4.0 that rounded out. (They have Torx head bolts).

After you pull the head off, the remainder of the bolts should spin out by hand.

03-10-2003, 06:56 PM
That's why they call me "The Dremel King" I trashed my dremel cutting 3 headbolt heads off. These had been re-used from a previous HG job by the previous owner.