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Old 04-30-2012, 06:46 PM
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Am I up the creek or is this salvageable?

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Old 04-30-2012, 06:49 PM
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If the hole goes all the way through, you can put a small drill bit on it from the opposite side. That always work for me.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:51 PM
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Doesn't go all the way through. This is the worst possible spot for this to happen and I think it's going to cost me 90 bux. The channel it's sitting in is the problem. I'll try anything so I'm all ears
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I had the same thing happen to me last night. My trusty (well I thought they were) proline hex wrench snapped its head off whist I was trying to remove the set screw from the sway bar ball. Anyone have any ideas on how to get it out???
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:04 PM
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Id try an easy out first, you could always tap it out with the next size up grub screw
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by BMenard17 View Post
Id try an easy out first
Easy out for something that small? That's a 1/16 Allen right there not sure easy outs go down that small.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:14 PM
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try northern tool and equipment
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:18 PM
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left hand drill bit
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Hopefully you can buy just one bit cause you could spend more on the bit set than the hub
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by BMenard17 View Post
try northern tool and equipment
You think a 5/64 easy out is to big? That's the smallest ACE carries around here or I'll have to order a kit from EBAY.
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its just s hair bigger.. might be worth a shot if had cheap or a friend has one you can try.
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Have a set of these myself. Might work for you too!!
http://www.harborfreight.com/12-piec...set-40349.html

Also might try using JB Weld or epoxy & actually bonding the wrench (use a cheap Allen if you have one) to the screw. Let it sit overnight to bond. Then slowly try to back the screw out. Could also use heat to try to break the bond.
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Originally Posted by TeamSkunkwerks View Post
Have a set of these myself. Might work for you too!!
http://www.harborfreight.com/12-piec...set-40349.html

Also might try using JB Weld or epoxy & actually bonding the wrench (use a cheap Allen if you have one) to the screw. Let it sit overnight to bond. Then slowly try to back the screw out. Could also use heat to try to break the bond.
On my way to Harbor Freight right now. Thanx for all the help folks
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let us know if you get it out and what worked
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I have had good luck with a really strong magnet. Gotta tap on it a little and give it time but it will usually dislodge it and pull it out. Think Neodymium strong.
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