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?
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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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.
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.
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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