View Full Version : Hit a dead end with my engine swap!

06-02-2007, 01:52 AM
question for the guru's. doing my 1st jeep engine swap. throwing in another 4.0 litre. the last bolt that holds the tranny and engine together, the head of the bolt is rounded just enough that I can't get a wrench on it. any suggestions on getting the bolt off. I don't have a torch so i can't burn the head of the bolt off.... :dontknow:

06-02-2007, 01:54 AM
oh and of course the bolt is on the top, couldn't be on the bottom that would be to easy.... :mad0217:

06-02-2007, 08:50 AM
acually i belive it is a reverse torx head ...?

06-02-2007, 09:02 AM
The bolt is an inverted torx size E12

06-02-2007, 09:17 AM
ahh I see. looks like I'll have to get a new tool then! what is the reasoning for just one bolt like that???? :confused0006:

06-02-2007, 09:20 AM
There should be 2 bolts like that just below the cylinder head

Clearance . . . there is not enough room on the bellhousing to get the 9/16 socket on the bolt up there so you have that or allen head cap screws or regular torx cap screws

06-02-2007, 09:53 AM
thanx for the guidance! [36]

06-02-2007, 12:20 PM
well bought the reverse hex wrench, but i still can't get a proper hold on the bolt. any suggestions.... tempted to drill the bolt head off....:dontknow:

06-02-2007, 01:34 PM
If you heat it up and bend it, will it work?

Jeep Victim
06-02-2007, 02:02 PM
Did the same thing this winter in a snowstorm,aren't those bolts a bitch!I used like 2 and a half feet of extensions to get mine,but got em.Stupid jeep and their bullshit assembly.You know they dropped the body on the drivetrain after the drive train was put in and never even pondered that anyone would want to do motor work on them.FUKKERS

06-02-2007, 02:25 PM
I'm ready to drive my hammer through this truck. But better not, don't need more work to do. keep goin' at errr' I'm sure I'll eventually get it.... :mad0217:

06-02-2007, 02:40 PM
just take it out together then work on it.

Always broke
06-03-2007, 12:07 PM
they make bolt extractors that work very well i got a set for my birthday a few years ago they really do work[cheers]

06-03-2007, 12:20 PM
u need at least a couple feet of extentions .... and to tilt the moter back or use a swivel once u done it a couple times it's not that bad or as stated above drop the skid plate and yank the hole shit out ...

good luck

06-04-2007, 11:41 PM
well I finally got that stupid bolt out. ended up welding the bit to the bolt, than running extensions. The bolt head was all messed up. Got the engine out.... yipppppy :party0010:

Time for a beverage [cheers]