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Trying to replace my clutch.. The next step was to remove the front exhaust from the manifold. The nuts and bolts looked pretty rusted. I bought a breaker wrench and some extensions, but when I tried to loosen the first nut, it somehow stripped from a hexagon to a circle.. now I'm stuck. Any advice?

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heat and good vise grips...

or cut the nut off and after the manifold is out then use the vise grips to get the stud out..



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I don't know if you guys have looked under your cars.. but there's barely room to get vice grips on the nut, much less actually use them once they're on there. I don't see how you could get room to cut it off either.
 

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Flexible extension on a dremel tool?
Air grinder with a cut off wheel? Either fit in mine..

Canadian Tire up here has stripped nut removing sockets.. look into that?

or angle drill and drill it out..
 

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MAC tools has sockets for stripped bolts. There supposed to bite onto the stripped bolt head or nut.
 

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Many trips to different hardware stores found the answer - breaker wrench, extensions, and a "bolt-grip" socket kit that digs into the nut like tmacis300z and Steev were saying. Total cost: $40. Hopefully I'll use some more of this stuff later. I've spent $155 on this clutch project so far - how do you guys think that compares to the price to get a new clutch in a shop?

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I checked alldatapro.com....The disc itself is $119.98, They would charge 6.3 hours for labor. Depending on the location 60-85 for Labor per hour
 
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