1998 Dodge Dakota TPS sensor

Tiny
ROBCASH
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  • 1998 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 2.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 180,000 MILES
As I was trying to remove the two bolts holding the tps in place I stripped one of the torx head bolts out how do I get it to come out now so I can put new sensor in
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Thursday, December 25th, 2014 AT 3:56 PM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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Try using a little hammer and drive torx bit in and see if it will break loose that way.
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Thursday, December 25th, 2014 AT 4:58 PM
Tiny
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I'VE GOT PICS ON A LARGER SCALE OF WHAT Hmac300 JUST EXPLAINED

LIGHT TAPPING WITH SLIGHT CCW PRESSURE USUALLY WORKS/ THIS PROCESS IS ESCALATED AS THE BOLT SIZE INCREASES ON BIGGER STUFF

YOU MAY HAVE TO "ADD" AN EXTENSION INTO THE MIX IF ITS HARD TO REACH

1976-1986 JEEP CJs WERE ALMOST COMPLETELY HELD TOGETHER WITH TORX FASTENERS. THE DASH/ DIFFERENTIAL COVERS/ ROLL BAR/ HOOD HARDWARE/ SUN VISORS/ THE LIST GOES ON!

HAVING LEARNED MY LESSON(S) FROM 1983-NOW, WHEN I REMOVE 'EM, I SLING 'EM IN THE WOODS AND REPLACED THEM WITH A REAL BOLT.I DON'T THINK THERE'S EVEN A-ONE LEFT ON MY PRESENT '77 CJ-5!

IN MY PICS I WAS UNABLE TO FIND A TORX BOLT FOR A DEMONSTRATOR (THEY'RE ALL IN THE WOODS!), SO I USED AN ALLEN HEAD BOLT

THE MEDIC
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Thursday, December 25th, 2014 AT 7:10 PM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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PREVIOUS LAST PIC OF THE PROCESS

I WOULD NORMALLY BE APPLYING SLIGHT CCW PRESSURE ON THE VISE GRIPS WHILE TAPPING

I HAD TO HOLD THE CAMERA AND HAMMER, I RAN OUT OF HANDS!

RETURN WITH GOOD NEWS!

MERRY CHRISTMAS

THE MEDIC
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Thursday, December 25th, 2014 AT 7:14 PM
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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Most of the time you have sufficient space so you can simply grab the head of the screw with a small pair of vise grips or channel locks to crack it loose. It will move easily once cracked loose. Just make sure you have a solid grip on the bolt so the vise grips don't slip and make it worse.
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Friday, December 26th, 2014 AT 2:20 AM

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