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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-25-2010, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Rounded off starter bolts

Well TCCOA, A SC I hope to be adding to my collection owned by a member here has rounded off starter bolts. How on earth would I go about replacing the starter with rounded bolts? Or would this be something a shop would have to do?
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vice grips for the lower one. For the upper one, try hammering on a 12pt socket that is slightly smaller. I think the starter bolts are 1/2" head, so try hammering on a 12mm 12pt socket and see if you can get it off that way.

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Craftsman Bolt-Out 5 pc. Damaged Bolt/Nut Remover Set - $15. Works Great.

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Craftsman Bolt-Out 5 pc. Damaged Bolt/Nut Remover Set - $15. Works Great.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...2061000P?mv=rr
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Ahhh you guys are wonderful! Now to only find a write up on how to remove it.
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Disconnect the battery , or else sparks will fly. Just in case you didnt know that .

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Yeah I learned really quickly about disconnecting batteries when my ratchet grounded out the positive terminal. Spark and messed up hair later I realized you shouldn't do that. Thanks for the heads up though.
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1. Tap on the removers (make sure to use the right size)
2. Make sure the tool is all the way on the head of the bolt
3. Repeat step 2...
4. Cautiously turn the tool with even pressure, not to light, and not heavy.

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I try to beat on a 1/2' 6pt socket and go from there when a 13mm head rounds off. When 10mm does it I use a 3/8 socket. I always use 6pt though, 12pt sockets suck on hex heads.
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I'm probably going the bolt-out route. Where is the starter located on a SC? I can not find a thread pertaining to a SC starter to save my life.
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Craftsman Bolt-Out 5 pc. Damaged Bolt/Nut Remover Set - $15. Works Great.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...2061000P?mv=rr
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This is what I used when I rounded mine thinking they were metric. Replaced them with Allen heads so I can't make the mistake again.

Starter bolts are 3/8-16 which means 9/16 head

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I had the same dang issue when I tried to change my motor mounts about a month ago.....motor mounts never got change. Im headed to sears this weekend
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dang just realized this is my first post here, hehe been trolling for about a year now but I post on Sccoa
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