A stripped Allen bolt may be caused by a number of different circumstances. It could be due to user error or an external force that has caused the bolt to strip. Either way, you need to remove a stripped Allen bolt as soon as possible in order to prevent further damage and avoid unnecessary repair costs. In this article, we’ll explain how to remove a stripped Allen bolt from your car’s chassis so you can troubleshoot the issue and fix it properly once and for all.
How To Remove Stripped Allen Bolt
- The first step is to get the bolt out of the hole. You’ll need to drill a hole in the bolt head, but you should be careful not to drill into the bolt threads themselves. Then, you can use a pair of pliers to remove the stripped Allen bolt from the hole.
- Next, you’ll need to drill a hole through one side of the Allen bolt and through both sides of your chassis. You’ll need to make sure that your drill is large enough for your tap to fit through.
- Once you have drilled these holes, you can begin tapping out the stripped Allen bolt with your tap and die set. To do this, hold your tap at an angle so that it will go around in a circle as it cuts into the threads on both sides of your chassis and Allen bolt simultaneously.
- Once you have tapped out all but half an inch or so of the stripped Allen bolt, grab another pair of pliers and grip onto this protruding section very tightly so that it doesn’t fall back down into place when you pull on it with your wrench or socket set later on!
- Now that you have removed most of the stripped Allen bolt with a tap and die set, grab your wrench or socket set in order to finish removing this stubborn piece from within your chassis! It may take some time if there is still quite a bit left in there, but eventually, you should be able to remove it.
- Finally, you can sand down the remaining hole in your chassis with a metal file in order to make sure that there are no sharp edges or burrs sticking out. Then, you’re good to go!
If you are looking for a way to remove stripped Allen bolts from your car, then this article should help you get started! If you have any questions or comments about the process outlined above, feel free to leave them below and we’ll do our best to answer them for you!
Remove The Stripped Allen Bolt From The Car
- Place a wrench on the Allen bolt and use a hammer to gently tap the wrench until you can remove the bolt.
- Use a hacksaw to cut off just enough of the bolt so that you can fit it through your drill’s bit.
- Place the bit in your drill and hold it up to the stripped Allen bolt.
- Use your drill to turn the Allen bolt counterclockwise in order to remove it from the car’s chassis.
- Scrape off any excess metal from around the hole in order for you to use one of these alternatives.
- Place a new Allen bolt into place and tap it with your wrench until you can screw it back into place without stripping any threads or damaging it further.
Check For Other Causes
- Remove the Allen bolt by using an Allen wrench.
- Use a drill bit to enlarge the hole in your chassis so it can fit over the head of the stripped Allen bolt.
- Use an Allen wrench to unscrew the stripped bolt from your car’s chassis.
- Clean up any debris or metal shavings that may be present inside your chassis with a bristle brush and steel wool.
- Re-install a new Allen bolt using either a hex key or hex wrench as required by your vehicle’s owner’s manual and tighten it in place by hand.
Verify Your Work Area Is Safe
- Make sure the area is well-lit and clean. You’ll want to be able to clearly see the Allen bolt and you’ll also want to make sure that you won’t cut yourself on any tools or sharp edges.
- Prepare your tools. You’ll need a drill, a small drill bit, a wrench, gloves, safety goggles, and safety glasses.
- Place the drill bit in your drill. You should have purchased an Allen bolt extractor kit with everything you need already in it, but if not, you can purchase it separately. The extractor kit includes an Allen key that has been drilled out slightly larger than the stripped bolt so that it can fit over it without damaging any of the threads on the bolt itself. It also comes with a special drill bit that is used for drilling into metal without damaging the metal around it.
- Drill into metal using your special drill bit until you reach just before the Allen key can go through all of the ways to hit your Allen bolt head (the part of the bolt that sticks out). Make sure not to push too hard when drilling or else you could damage parts of your car’s chassis or threads which could lead to future issues down the road!
- Remove any debris from inside of your chassis using a vacuum or compressed air so there aren’t any sharp pieces left over once you remove your stripped Allen bolt head with your Allen key.
- Place your Allen key over the head of the stripped bolt and use your wrench to turn it counter-clockwise until it is removed from your car’s chassis.
- Put on your safety goggles and safety glasses before removing the stripped Allen bolt head with a pair of pliers or vice grips (if you have access to them). You need to be very careful when doing this because you don’t want to accidentally cut yourself on any sharp edges that may still be present after using the drill!
- Remove any remaining parts of the stripped Allen bolt from the inside of your car’s chassis using a vacuum or compressed air if you can’t pull them out manually. You may also need to loosen up any remaining bolts around the area where you removed the stripped Allen bolt in order to reach all of it.
- Replace all loose bolts or nuts so that they are tightened securely and not damaged by rusting over time. You may also want to replace any old ones with new ones so that you can feel more confident about their strength and durability in case anything similar happens again in the future!
Loosen The Bolts Holding The Frame In Place
- First, you’ll need to loosen the bolts holding the frame in place. Remove one of the bolts and then turn it counterclockwise until it comes out.
- The bolt should come out fairly easily without too much force. If it doesn’t, you may have a stripped Allen bolt on your hands.
- Repeat this process with all of the other bolts and remove them from their respective holes on the frame.
- Once all of the bolts are removed, you can pull off the frame and expose any stripped Allen bolts that may be hiding underneath it.
- Next, remove any additional parts that are covering up your stripped Allen bolt so you can access it more easily without having to dig through a jumbled mess of other parts.
- When you’ve finished removing all of these parts, take a look at your stripped Allen bolt and try to determine what caused it to strip in the first place. It may be that there was an underlying defect with your car’s construction or that something has been placed on top of it which has caused damage over time. Either way, determining what caused this problem will help you resolve it for good. You should also clean up any dirt or dust around your stripped Allen bolt so that you can get a better idea as to what type of damage has been inflicted upon it.
Whether it was a result of user error or an external force, a stripped Allen bolt will damage your car’s chassis if left untended. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to remove a stripped Allen bolt from a car’s chassis. In this article, we’ll walk you through the process of removing a stripped Allen bolt from your car’s chassis, from removing the stripped Allen bolt from the car to tightening the remaining fasteners.