Broke a screw


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laxin20
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Broke a screw

Post by laxin20 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:54 pm



As you will see in my picture, I am pointing at a screw. Well I was tightening that screw and then BAM it broke. Well not really BAM but it snapped.

How in the hell do I get a broken screw out?

I am not sure if it broke at the head or the thread. Any tips would be very helpful!

Thanks!
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El Taco
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Re: Broke a screw

Post by El Taco » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:03 pm

Start by removing the other bolts, and remove the cover. At that point, you'll know if you have enough to grab with pliers, or if you'll have to drill it out. I grind any exposed end off smooth, then center punch and drill a small hole in the bolt. 1/8" is enough to get an extractor into it. If you mess it up and go too big, there's always helicoils.

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Re: Broke a screw

Post by laxin20 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:18 pm

Alright, so there is hope!


Thanks

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Re: Broke a screw

Post by dingdong » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:48 am

And remember. Those bolts have a shoulder on them you can't put much torque on them. When they bottom out that's it, just snug them up. But you know this now, don't you?
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laxin20
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Re: Broke a screw

Post by laxin20 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:30 am

Learning the hard way is my favorite! :D

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Re: Broke a screw

Post by laxin20 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:22 pm

Also where do I go about finding a new screw?!?



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