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ball on hex screwdriver twisted off in socket head

Old 12-02-2015, 12:41 PM
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Default ball on hex screwdriver twisted off in socket head

Title about says it all. Attempting to remove tight socket screw from os 91 surpass rocker arm cover and it twisted off in socket. Any ideas how to remove it. Tried heat and drilling out.
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The only solution is to either drill it out or cut it out. If the ball cannot be removed from the socket head, then you may have to use a small grinding tool to grind-down the head of the bolt. This will take a while and be very tedious. You may be able to loosen the ball a bit to get it to fall out. Maybe tapping with a small cold chisel on the head of the bolt.

If it's super stuck and you cannot grind off the bolt, then there's little else you can do.

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