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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-02-2004, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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uGH!!! The god damn threadlock Ford uses on those damn screws must be the strongest stuff available! I managed to get ONE screw out, and the other is stripped so bad I can't even attempt to get it more than halfway out. Great. I can't get a hacksaw blade behind it either.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-02-2004, 09:43 PM
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I think sears sells a kit that attaches to a drill so you can get out striped screws. I hope thats what you were getting at. Im sure there are other ways but thats the only thing that comes to mind.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-02-2004, 11:38 PM
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take a drill, and tighten the chuck right over the head.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-02-2004, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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I tried that before, and the drill's too big to get around the screw.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-04-2004, 12:25 AM
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If it's halfway out, the battle's more than half won! You could try using a cutoff wheel to (carefully, very carefully ... don't lose a finger) cut a slot into the head. Then you can turn it with a flathead screwdriver. Or you could just use visegrips, etc. and beat on it until something happens. I would try to get the whole thing out intact rather than cut it off, because it will only be harder to extract with no head.



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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 01:39 PM
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I've got a spare 70mm MAF housing I could send you. You could get regular screws to put a new MAF sensor in it. I'll let some MAF guru tell you if you need a different MAF than your stock one to use my housing.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 04:20 PM
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Most stores call them "easy outs" or "screw extractors" i bought a cheap set that came with 5 sizes of extractors and matching drill bits. Drill a hole down from the top, put the extractor down in the hole and drill away in reverse. its like a reverse cut drill bit that bites down in the hole you drilled and turns the screw. Good ole tamper proof stuff.........
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