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Hi all,

Today I was attempting to remove left output shaft for replacing wheel bearing. Too bad these bolts have never been removed in 20 years, totally seized and impact did not help. Stupid me, I ook a long bar and try to remove, due of this action top of bolt head is snapped. Any suggestions?

Thank you very much.
 

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I broke one of those suckers once when I torqued these bolts. I had the wrong torque specs, and already was a bit suspicious, but decided to give it a try...

In my case I could take off the shaft, and just remove the part of the bolt with vice grips.

In your case it is different, because still a part of the head is left? Your e-torx sockets don't have enough grip anymore?
 

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But if it is too much work.
I will leave as it is, this car ( recently bought) is real disaster.
Everything rusted and broken.

I will then remove complete rear axle and install overhauled one.
 

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Thanks, chisel will works if not rusted and thread construction as on video.
And I think chisel will only work on short bolts.

In my case it is bolted to differential and bolt head is attached to output shaft flange.
 

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Thanks, are you sure you can remove shaft when threads are still attached.
Even without bolts I have minimum play to remove shaft flange from from flange.
In this case I am doing something wrong?
 
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