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center console problem

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by cornfed85, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. cornfed85

    cornfed85 Member

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    i have a 91 civic hatch and when i went to do my 5 speed swap taking the console out around the shifter/e brake the bolts siezed up and i broke a screwdriver and stripped the screws...any advice to get them out? or will i have to cut em off and drill them out then half ass replace with nuts and bolts?
     
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    daveholiday Do work

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    I had the bolt for my cam gear break on my turbo cam, snapped right off, I used this stuff I got at autozone called easy out, only because I didn't feel like drilling it out. thats the best advice I have
     
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    hit them hard with an anti seize agent (liquid wrench, wd40 whatever) and let it sit for a few hours, and hit them again.
    get a high grade steel screw driver (flat blade)
    grind the end so its sharp
    place the screw driver in the stripped area
    hit the back of the screw driver with a hammer to drive the blade into the metal heaad of the screw
    apply as much downward pressure as possible and twist.

    otherwise, youre redrilling =p
     
  4. cornfed85

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    im just going to take my dremel tool and work em over ill probably end up cuttin the heads off and drilling them out...then running bolts up from underneath...and put a nut on them with the center colsole...whatever works....ive tried pb blaster...wd40 all kinds of stuff...if pb blaster wont get it nothin ive ever had will...
     
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    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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    if the bolt heads are still on then use the dremel tool with a small cutting disk and cut a slit in the top of the bolt. and presto: instant flat head bolt. hit it with antisieze and screw it out.
     
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