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CPS Removal Gone Wrong...

Hey guys... in my first few eeks with my new OBS, I have encountered a stubborn CPS bolt that is now rounded off.

I have tried everything I know...
bolt outs, bolt buster, vice grips, smaller sockets, jb weld, etc.. My hands and arms are too big to get in there and really make anything happen.

I am planning to get after it from the front this weekend and was hoping for a quick hit list of what has to be removed to access it from straight on. Thanks in advance.
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Here is a link ralated, maybe helps you:

S.O.B.! stripped CPS bolt head - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

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Tried gator bits yet?

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Well at least you caught the loose bolts before they cause any damage. Nothing worse than a sloppy hole
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It's most easily accessed from underneath, which puts the 10mm bolt at about the 10 o'clock position. If it'll run, try it on a warm engine and use copious amounts of pB'laster or WD-40. It shouldn't have more than about 10-15 ft-lbs of torque on it though.

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10mm head, right? Try the 3/8" bolt-out. Also try multiple brands. I had a 10mm-head bolt for the belt tensioner in my Saturn round off. Craftsman bolt-out socket epic failed; started to chew up the "teeth" of the socket. Believe it or not, the cheapo Harbor Freight version got 'er done .
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