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Old 07-07-2011, 07:12 PM
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Stripped my tensioner pulley bolt

Hey guys I found out today that my tensioner pulley bolt was loose so I decided to tighten it. I tightened it so much that the tork bolt got stripped. Any one know how I can remove the bolt because I will be changing out my tensioner tomorrow. Should I remove the tensioner and then clamp it then twist to get the bolt out? THanks for the help.
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So Is the head stripped or the bolt in the engine?
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:17 PM
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So Is the head stripped or the bolt in the engine?
Its the thread on the torq bolt that got stripped. I was thinking of welding a nut on to it and unbolting it.
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If the head of the bolt is stripped try something like this: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...u=00952157000P
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They make several tools for inverted torx removal it looks like a small easy out
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Thx for the info guys!
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Can you get a dremel in there and notch a slit in the head? You can make it so you can use a flat head screwdriver I've done it on other things I've always used a hacksaw but I doubt you could get it in there

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Hey shardul i think it wasnt your tensioner it was the pulley that got loose. My bad
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they sell a stripped bolt remover sockets, get a set from sears or something and tap one that fits on with a hammer. that ought to do it.
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Can you get a dremel in there and notch a slit in the head? You can make it so you can use a flat head screwdriver I've done it on other things I've always used a hacksaw but I doubt you could get it in there

same thing happened to me and thats exactly what I did with the dremel to get it out.
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Its my Idler pulleys T-45 bolt thats stripped. Tried grip pliers (head is rounded and smooth, no grip), the sears sockets didnt work and neither did any of the other non welding related suggestions. Am I just screwed and need to take it to the dealer, or does anyone have any other suggestions? Im really starting to despise my charger. These things arent "durable" at all. Who in the hell puts plastic pullys on a car?! smh
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Hey guys I found out today that my tensioner pulley bolt was loose so I decided to tighten it. I tightened it so much that the tork bolt got stripped. Any one know how I can remove the bolt because I will be changing out my tensioner tomorrow. Should I remove the tensioner and then clamp it then twist to get the bolt out? THanks for the help.
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I have all kinds of engine parts, brackets and ton of bolts, so if you are in a bind, let me know and it is yours for free. Pm me.

EXOTIC - Do you happen to have a center bolt for the supercharger clutch laying around?

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Its my Idler pulleys T-45 bolt thats stripped. Tried grip pliers (head is rounded and smooth, no grip), the sears sockets didnt work and neither did any of the other non welding related suggestions. Am I just screwed and need to take it to the dealer, or does anyone have any other suggestions? Im really starting to despise my charger. These things arent "durable" at all. Who in the hell puts plastic pullys on a car?! smh
weld a nut onto the stub,, unscrew while its still hot from the weld
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Hey guys I found out today that my tensioner pulley bolt was loose so I decided to tighten it. I tightened it so much that the tork bolt got stripped. Any one know how I can remove the bolt because I will be changing out my tensioner tomorrow. Should I remove the tensioner and then clamp it then twist to get the bolt out? THanks for the help.
Drill it and fit an ease out. Shouldn't be terribly hard. You can also heat the bolt if you have loc tight on it.
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One other thing is use a punch to start the drill hole. You want it to be exactly in the center of the bolt.
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