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Kayak83 04-20-2012 11:18 PM

Botched Throttle Body Install- Fixed!
 
I attempted to install my flyinryan throttle body today but immediately stripped one of the hex screws. Seems like a chore to get a screw out once totally stripped. I was able to get one screw out successfully that didn't strip at all but they were in there pretty tight. Anybody have experience getting stripped screws out or is this a lost cause?

Scottina06 04-20-2012 11:33 PM

Re: Botched Throttle Body Install
 
try an easy out......and get new screws

Kayak83 04-20-2012 11:43 PM

Re: Botched Throttle Body Install
 
I would but the stripped one is on the original TB on the wk. Need a way to get it out first.

Kayak83 04-21-2012 11:10 AM

Re: Botched Throttle Body Install
 
I might try some vice grips on it if I can get some of these sensors off first. Do these pop out a certain way or are they attached to the TB? I don't want to break anything and then go part hunting. Picture attached. The one in question in the white one.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-f...421_085949.jpg

4.whoa 04-21-2012 01:09 PM

Re: Botched Throttle Body Install
 
so, what did you strip ,the head or the threads? if you stripped the head use a dremel tool with a cutting wheel to put a slot in it like a regular screwdriver,or square the edges so you can put a wrench on it.

FlyinRyan 04-21-2012 01:24 PM

Re: Botched Throttle Body Install
 
So you stripped the Torx?

What I've done in the past is simply grind the head off. could be done with a dremel. 1 screw is enough to keep it in place on the new TB to go get another one. More times than not they are easy to remove with a pair of vise grips afterwards.

Kayak83 04-21-2012 04:41 PM

Re: Botched Throttle Body Install
 
Yeah I just stripped the head. Took it around to a few shops today but nobody really seems to want to attack it. I might try grinding my own slots and see if that works.

StoneCold 04-21-2012 04:45 PM

Re: Botched Throttle Body Install
 
Definitely try the dremel. I eventually went down that route with a cylinder head bolt, after trying everything else.

Wish I'd done the dremel first! Lol

Kayak83 04-21-2012 04:49 PM

Re: Botched Throttle Body Install
 
So I'm not the only one...

StoneCold 04-21-2012 05:03 PM

Re: Botched Throttle Body Install
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kayak83 (Post 616955)
So I'm not the only one...

Nope happens to us all and it's usually the last bolt/ screw and your half hour job turns into several hours / days lol

Kayak83 04-21-2012 06:00 PM

Re: Botched Throttle Body Install
 
How do I get the cables off the old tb? One just slid off but the other won't go.

FlyinRyan 04-21-2012 06:10 PM

Re: Botched Throttle Body Install
 
Pull end towards you ...it will pop out of place.


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