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Old 09-16-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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I have a few stripped screws on my upper steering plate on my Mugen MBX6T. Problem is, they are countersunk so if I were to cut a notch with a dremel and use a flathead to get them out, it would also cut through the steering plate, reducing strength and rigidity of it.

Screw extractors kits NEVER worked for me.

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Ive had the same thing happen.. Most of the time I can heat with a soldering iron and use a standard .078" instead of the 2mm to get them out. Other times I have had to take the entire front clip off and use vise grips on the steering post to get the to break loose.
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Yea its not the easyest with them countersunk screws especially when you only have a cut off Dremel wheel to get one out . I just use the cutoff wheel and slice the screw deep enough. So i can fit a flat head screwdriver to loosen it but its really hard not to strach a chassis or other things !
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USE a good screw extractor is your best bet ...make sure u use a low torq driver and the right size bit is key ,,,,,BRIAN
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USE a good screw extractor is your best bet ...make sure u use a low torq driver and the right size bit is key ,,,,,BRIAN
And then call Mugen to have them replace your upper steering plate and steering post. I had the same exact problem and once you do get them out you will see they used red loctite.
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Use a drill bit that is roughly the same diameter as the screw shaft to drill off the head of the screw, using care not to go too far down the shaft, you just need the head to pop off. This should allow you to pull the steering plate off and leaves you with a small portion of the screw left over. Use vise-grips to remove the remaining shaft.
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And then call Mugen to have them replace your upper steering plate and steering post. I had the same exact problem and once you do get them out you will see they used red loctite.
They replaced yours? If they would do that, I will just cut a slot in it for a flat head to loosen it. Maybe I should ask em to replace the screws with titanium ones
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They replaced yours? If they would do that, I will just cut a slot in it for a flat head to loosen it. Maybe I should ask em to replace the screws with titanium ones
Yes they did. My LHS called them and was told to pull from his local stock and they would replace his.
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Use a drill bit that is roughly the same diameter as the screw shaft to drill off the head of the screw, using care not to go too far down the shaft, you just need the head to pop off. This should allow you to pull the steering plate off and leaves you with a small portion of the screw left over. Use vise-grips to remove the remaining shaft.
I've done that before, I was worried there wouldn't be enough of the screw to remove it from the steering post.
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Remove the entire steering assembly from the car - top plate/bell cranks/aluminum steering posts. Try and grab the flanged end of the steering post with a pair of vise-grips and loosen it.
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USE a good screw extractor is your best bet ...make sure u use a low torq driver and the right size bit is key ,,,,,BRIAN
I had no luck with any screw extractor what so ever
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ok here what me and my friends use and do ...dottie pro grabit....and there other makers
aswell sears and home depot ..or electrical supply house
as well its a 3 pieces different sizes
drill tip then flip over and extract if its a tough one use the heat gun
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ok here what me and my friends use and do ...dottie pro grabit....and there other makers
aswell sears and home depot ..or electrical supply house
as well its a 3 pieces different sizes
drill tip then flip over and extract if its a tough one use the heat gun
good luck !
Like I said, screw extractors dont work for me and especially not on screws tight like that.
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Remove the entire steering assembly from the car - top plate/bell cranks/aluminum steering posts. Try and grab the flanged end of the steering post with a pair of vise-grips and loosen it.
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I've done that before, I was worried there wouldn't be enough of the screw to remove it from the steering post.
Just drill it out slowly and stop when the head pops off. Alternatively, after you've removed the steering plate you can slot it with a dremel and remove it with flathead screwdriver.

If it has red loctite on there as others have posted, you may want to heat it up after you've removed the plate and then try to remove it.
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