I need to replace my passenger side door and I'm having difficulty removing the cowl hinge screws. I soaked them first with Liquid Wrench and the next day went at it with an impact driver. I only succeeded in break 3 phillips bits. I soaked them again with another brand of penetrating oil and used an impact wrench with no luck. With the impact driver I was able to get out the 2 inside hinge screws and they showed no sign of any rust. They even looked brand new. Is heat the only thing left to try? Thanks
Yes, the pillar hinge. The 3 bits that broke were cheap, but not the one used with the impact. I guess that heating or drilling them out are the only options left. All I can say is that it doesn't appear that they were ever intended to be removed because those babies were put in tight. Thanks for your feedback Bruce.
Mine were stuck, used a torch and heated, they backed out like they were just put in hand tight. Go to Sears and buy a couple of 3/8 in socket screwdrivers to fit. If you break you take them back and they give you new ones. Good luck.
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