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Removal of a rounded bolt?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by utn, Nov 19, 2004.

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  1. utn

    utn Member

    Can someone advise me on how to remove a rounded off bolt, its the 17mm bolt that is on the transmission fluid hole, I need to add more fluid because of a leak, so the sooner someone can help me the better.

  2. 94RedSiGal

    94RedSiGal Senior Member

    File the bolt head down to the next smaller size. In other words, make some fresh new sides to that bolt head. You goal is to use a 16mm socket on it.
  3. swanny

    swanny Senior Member

    Get a cut off wheel and slot it so you can turn it with a flathead screwdriver. Or you could get a rounded nut extractor
  4. Estorvito

    Estorvito Soy Boricua

    I Bought this Kit..... ....It's called BOLT-GRIP fastener remover kit.....I bought Mines at Home Depot, but you can also get it @ any parts store i beleive.....
    It works!......It'll take that bolt right out with no problem....

    Look Here.....[​IMG]
    Thats The one I bought...
  5. b16coupe

    b16coupe Senior Member

    I haved used this method when removing an IM nut and an axle nut. Get a chisle or something sharp and hammer a notch into the side of the head of the bolt. Then get a flat head screw driver and put the tip of it into the notch at an angle so that when you hit it, it will twist the bolt.
  6. friz

    friz Senior Member

    My favorite tool for this is a special Channel Lock Plier with rounded jaws that "cam into the fastener. It grabs so tight that it will twist off a bolt before letting go. I bought mine off the tool truck (MATCO). Havn't seen them else where.
  7. utn

    utn Member

    Thanks for the speedy reply, I'll try the file method first, if that doesnt work then I'll try the others.

    Thanks again for the quick responses.
  8. Hellbert

    Hellbert Senior Member

    id use some big vise grips and clamp the down on it with some even biger channel locks and hit it with a hammer...ive done that many time
  9. morgan_spydergt

    morgan_spydergt New Member

    ahhh thats the word ...

    was thinking of the American term , which is vice grips .. just couldn't remember it ...
    we call them gator grips in Australia, and thank goodness for that red squiggly line ... cause i can not spell worth a rats ass ...

    take a big @ss pair of vice grips to it , thats ALWAYS worked for me , and if you can not get them in there or position , i suggest you find a way to make them fit , cause they will definitely fix your problem ...
  10. Periculum

    Periculum Senior Member

    Ive used the bolt grip kit from vise grips and it is amazing. It may take a few hits to get the socket to bite into the bolt (or lugnut was my case) but once it does, it will take the bolt right off.
  11. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

    Going to twist out a tranny bolt with a screw driver? lol..

    Vice grips
    Harsh Language.
  12. Delsolcrazy

    Delsolcrazy Junior Member

    if you can fit one in there a pipe wrench works well for this too. Cuz the harder you twist a pipe wrench the harder it bites down.
  13. Toolman

    Toolman New Member

    Rounded Bolts

    Have you ever tried Grip-Tite Super Sockets?
    I think you will be surprised at how well they work on rounded bolts, rusted nuts, etc.
  14. EG_squeegee

    EG_squeegee Clean Squeegee

    I would have to agree with delsolcrazy, try a pipe wrench
  15. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage Finally boostin'

    gator grip socket works great too for this situation with 17mm and smaller bolts.
  16. INJEN78


    yea except this tread is really old,and all the tranny luid holes ive seen just use a ratchet with no socket
  17. Toolman

    Toolman New Member

  18. austin20110

    austin20110 New Member

    if its taken him 4 years to get it off i dont think even you can help him toolman
  19. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator

    holy fail
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