stripped slave cylinder bolts :-( - SaabCentral Forums
Home Saab Pictures Saab Classifieds Saab Dealer Listings Saab Forum Saab Forum

Go Back   SaabCentral Forums > Saab 9000 > 9000 Workshop

9000 Workshop 9000 (1985-1998) Technical Forum is the premier Saab All Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 27th May 2007
saabkid37 saabkid37 is offline
Saab Lunatic
Join Date: Feb 2003                                                
Location: New York, USA
My Saabs: 99 Viggen
Posts: 3,721
Default stripped slave cylinder bolts :-(

2 of 3 stripped on me today...

any tips on the best way to get them out ????

thanks guys!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 28th May 2007
Norman Lovie Norman Lovie is offline
Saab Lunatic
Join Date: Nov 2006                                                
Location: aberdeenshire Scotland
My Saabs: 9000 Aero 97
Posts: 1,036

stripped, I assume you,ve rounded off centre of the torx screw heads?

you probably needed heat in there to break any thread lock
If you can get into it, welding ( tig or mig) a bolt onto the head will give you new purchase & the heat will break the bond.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 28th May 2007
yaofeng's Avatar
yaofeng yaofeng is offline
Saab Lunatic
Join Date: Jun 2005                                                
Location: New Jersey, USA
My Saabs: '94 9kcs, 9kcde, '95 9kcse, all turbo
Posts: 1,662

Use the Dremel cutting tool. Home Depot has them if you don't own one already. You are discarding the old slave anyway so just dig in with the tool. Access is very limited. Slot the head so you can remove it with a flat blade screw driver. I don't know if the Dremel you can work it in such a tight space.

Alternatively you can get the Blue Mol drill bits, available also from Home Depot, to drill it before using a screw extractor. The picture below is done that way. Start with a small diameter drill bits and work your way up. Then use the screw extractor.

'94 cs, '94cde, '95cse, all turbo and 5 speed all gone,
4 bimmers now '95 525i, '94 540it/6, '01 540it, '03 325i

Last edited by yaofeng; 28th May 2007 at 07:42 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SaabCentral Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:01 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

top of page | sitemap | email us

copyright © 2003 - 2011, All rights reserved - valid xhtml - valid css
SaabCentral is an independently run website and is not affiliated in any way to Saab Automobile AB.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.