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Old 04-13-2006, 08:41 PM   #1
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hi i got a t2 and mybe its because i hit the car so hard and that crash might had cause the snugging of my screw so right now i cant unscrew it cause it stuck and now its stripped..can anyone advice me how to take it out without damaging my chassis??its in the bottom plate the screw that holds thw metal part.... thanx
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Old 04-13-2006, 08:50 PM   #2
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I had the same thing happen to my xray. The best way is to drill out the screw. Get a drill that just fits into the threaded portion of the bulkheads and then drill straight down the damaged screw. You may be left wiht the small piece stuck in the threads but these can be removed with some poking around.

Make sure you have put some CA glue on the chassis where the screw sits adn I use a bit of lube on the screw threads when I install them. This should prevent this problem in the future.
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The easiest way is to get the kit from Craftsman that is made to take out screws. It literally takes only seconds to take the screw out using this kit. It costs around $20, but it is much better than ruining a chassis.
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whats the name of that kit....i dont really wanna ruin my chassis ... that car is hooking up and it does not bother me right now but i know sooner or later i need to unscrew them for regular chassis clean up...
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lano,

you put ca on the screw and lube on the hole?? it keeps it from getting the screw stuck??
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you put ca on the screw and lube on the hole?? it keeps it from getting the screw stuck??
Sorry for not being clear.

Put some CA glue on the chassis where the flat headed screw sits and let it dry. This will seal the chassis and prevent the screw from sticking. I also put a little lube on the threads when I install the steel screws into the alloy parts. If you go to the xray site you will find complete instructions.
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http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...id=00952155000
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thanx a lot guy for your willingness to help.....im an intermidiate driver now and hoping to hit some races so wish me luck.....again thanx
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The Sears extractor (also sold under other names) works well. I keep it in my pit box and guys are always borrowing it... never found a screw it didnt take out
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I use a dremel and a cutting disk. Cut a slot, or pair of slots and use a straight or phillips screwdriver to get the screw out. You'll need to "PRESS HARD" on teh screw head to not strip the slot. I've yet to have to drill out a screw.
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