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Help! How to remove door/handle tight screws

 
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KKV270
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:19 pm    Post subject: Help! How to remove door/handle tight screws Reply with quote

Hi.
I need some tips/advice on how to remove the tight door and handle screws.
I'm working on my restore projects and this seems to be my biggest issues so far.
Thanks
(Please ignore the same post done in the "restoration projects" section).
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KKV270
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Impact screw driver... just seen it in a VW manual...wow!! Any other options for lack of access to such a tool??
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vice grips on a screw driver and turn as you strike the screwdriver with a hammer.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only way I was able was to use a #3 phillips socket extension. Like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/snap-on-phillips-socket-drive-3-8-drive-FP42B-/192254029295?hash=item2cc33badef:g:ViYAAOSwblZZIinf

It came right out with the right tool. Casey
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As mentioned a phillips socket drive or vise grip works great.
A good trick to break loose a screw is to first try to turn it in the direction that tightens it.
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KKV270
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tips.
I'll be out looking for a impact screwdriver tomorrow. I will equally shop for that snap on Phillips socket.
Cheers.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi.
As an update, I purchased the impact driver. Fortunately the set had a philips socket (hehe- hadn't earlier known snap on was a brand name...I thought it was the socket itself)...
The job is moving on as desired.
Thanks you.
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