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Old 11-26-2011
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transmission problems....plz help

i have one stupid bolt left and im just stripping it....i need help now!
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What are you trying to do on this tranny, and which bolt is stripping? We will do our best to help.
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tryin to change the clutch....its the top left bolt if ur lookin at the truck from the front
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Is the hex head OK and threads stripped, or is the hex rounded?
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hex head rounded....its almost like its pinched
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If you have some six point sockets (I especially prefer to use an impact socket because of the better metal), you can usually get a better bite than with a twelve point. If it's badly distorted as it sounds, sometimes you have to actually pound the socket onto the bolt, back it out, then spend an equal amount of time getting the bolt out of the socket.
When you put it back together, match it up with a good grade 8 bolt from the hardware store,SAE thread.
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i dont really hav any room to pound a socket onto the bolt...the firewall is in the way
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Without going outside to look at mine I'm not sure how close the clearances are, quite tight I assume. If you can get a prybar against the firewall and get enough leverage to push the socket on, it might work. Getting down to last resorts, get a bite on it with vise grips and break it loose........I can empathize, I just hate these kinds of complications. Hang in there, maybe someone else will have some ideas.
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you are talking about the bellhousing bolt I presume. Do like was said. use a proper 15mm 6 point socket (guessing on the size, I just did this but cant remember). do you have any access to heat or anything to make it budge easier?
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Not sure how this thread started in the classifieds section. lol.

Any updates? Did you get the bolt?
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^^ i didnt even notice where it was. I just saw it in the recent thread side bar lol
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no...im still stuck....what are you thinkin with the heat?
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Heat up the block and the bellhousing area so the bolt comes out easier
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ok ill try that
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ok ill try that
can u get better access through the fender area ?
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Be carefull with the heat, you can easly mess up the alum on the bell housing if thats what it is made of. Do you have the rest of the bolts out? If so it may be pinched a little put in a few bolts to take some of the tenision off the top one and try to heat the bolt a little, spray on wd-40 and let it cool then try the vice grips or socket. hope this helps.
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