Stripped seat bolts

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Asked by Jan 20, 2018 at 05:15 PM

Question type: General

Hi, i was wondering if anyone knew on how to removea slightly stripped seat
bolt. The bolt isnt completely stripped, just a little rounded. i got it out half way,
but by ratchet just keeps riding off of it. I'm also trying to avoid using an easy
out as well, but if i have to, i'll do it. Just looking for suggestions, thanks!

7 Answers

9,090

try spraying it and working it back tight then loose.

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I was using i think a 14 mm socket, the bolt was also being very stubborn, but it came out a little, i sprayed them with penetrating oil when i left.

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Oldstorqnpower, what kind of socket is that????

128,035

Sometimes you can file two flats on the head which will give you the grip you need to remove the bolt.

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2,860

heat on a seat bolt?? get the fire extinguisher

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85

I'll go out and buy some turbo sockets, i heard they're good for removing stripped bolts.

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awesome, ill give it a try. thanks!!

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