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How to remove snapped screws holding radio?

A year and a half ago, I put a new radio into my 2012 Ford E-350. This week, I needed to take it out in order to fix some other things. When I tried to use my ratchet to remove the screws, three of ...
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Set screw keeps coming loose

I have a motor with an an internal parallel keyway and a sprocket with a set screw. The sprocket set screw keeps coming loose allowing the shaft key to slip out. Usually I'd use some blue loctite on ...
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How to unscrew a stuck screw from a U-style spring nut?

I have a rusting screw secured with a U-style spring nut in a very tight and difficult place. The screw secures one of the fog light assemblies to the bottom of my Forester's bumper. Here's front and ...
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LiFePO4 / screw thread came out / how to fix?

The minus terminal of one of my LiFePO4 batteries lost its screw thread today. I removed the screw and then i screwed it back in and found that it turns forever. Here you can see 4 of them. It seems ...
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Citroen C3 - How to read the solenoid screw size?

I just need some guidance in how to read the "Self Tap screw" size used to tighten the Exhaust solenoid on my Citroen. I have lost the screw. The Part number of the screw is 6923C6 with the ...
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What is a screw head with a circle and 3 lines called?

I have a 16 year old Ford Ikon car and that got a kind of weird screws all over (mainly at the bumber). Attached the image for reference. What is this type of screw is called? I don't find any screw ...
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What can I do to keep a threaded bolt from falling out of its slot?

I bought a new Chinese bike, 250cc. The bike was delivered in a crate, and the handlebars had to be screwed in by the end user. One of the bolts keeps loosening, and if I forget to tighten it ...
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Did this thumbscrew fall off my Kia Sedona?

I found this fairly large coarse thread thumbscrew in my driveway, near the front of where my van is parked. I have a new 2018 Kia Sedona. Any idea if this fell off my minivan? And if so, where I ...
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Screw that remains attached to shaft

How do you call a screw that once loose won't fall off from its shaft? I don't mean a stuck screw, but a screw that per design remains attached (for not losing the loose screw).
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Clio 2 engine support screw broken

After a hard gear shift, a big boom sound was heard and I was unable to accelerate without having the engaged gear to fall. It turned out that screw linking the rear bottom silent bloc to the engine ...
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Unusual one-way screw in 95 Volvo 850

I encountered these security screws attempting to remove and clean my MAF sensor. I've never seen them before and I don't know how to remove them. Any ideas?
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Torque scredriver for plastic part [closed]

I use 3D printing to print parts made of pure polypropylene. These parts have some holes that I tap in order to screw some plastic Luer adaptors: https://www.coleparmer.com/i/cole-parmer-female-luer-...
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Identifying XLH 883 Screw leaking oil

Need help identifying screw next to kickstand for 1990 883 xlh Harley Sportster. Is currently leaking oil.
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Where to get dashboard screws for Volvo XC90? [closed]

The dashboard of a 2006 Volvo XC90 has a roughly ring shaped plastic part that goes on top of the transparent dash cover, and it's held in place by two screws. In this case these screws appear to have ...
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How to lock crank shaft while torquing central screw?

It seems I have to replace the oil seal at the pulley-side of my crankshaft. According to the technical manual of my car, the central screw should be torqued with 120-145Nm. I don't know how much ...
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Keeping track of removed screws?

Put simply, are there any good tricks for keeping track of removed screws and bolts when you're dealing with a lot of them? I'm officially one evening into an interior restoration job on my '88 BMW ...
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Is it a bad idea to use a Pozidriv screwdriver on a Phillips head?

Most DIY-ers will have experienced the frustration of self-inflicted screw damage due to the use of the wrong screwdriver type (or size, but let's keep that factor out of this particular question). ...
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Standard mounting screw for vehicle relay

I have a MAH-112-C-4 relay that is supposed to be capable of working as a relay for fog light, head light, battery control, oil pumb control, fan control, air conditioner, harness. There is a flange ...
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My rear license plate is loose because of a missing screw

I had to remove a rusted screw in order to replace my rear license plate on my Honda Accord but in doing so, I tore off some of the surrounding material near the hole the screw fits in. My license ...
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Best way to repair/replace broken-off CR-V antenna?

A 2008 Honda CR-V radio antenna mast has been snapped off (either vandalism or the car wash). The result is the bottom portion of the machine screw lodged in the cap on the roof of the car where the ...
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Is there a way to remove a broken screw?

I broke the screw that holds the fluid hose going into my power steering pump. It is a 10 or 12 mm screw head. What came out is the head plus maybe a quarter inch while the rest is stuck inside. Is ...
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Broke one of the two power steering pump brackets/anchors

Vehicle: Toyota Tacoma 2007 V6 4L While I was taking my power steering pump out, I manager to brake one of the two brackets (or anchors) that attach it to the main body of the engine. It is an SOL ...
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How to reach bolt at the rear of BMW M41 Engine?

I can't manage to properly reach the top right screw (zoom picture of it on the second picture). How could I do that ? (the tool I have is too long to be able to go on the rear, there is nearly no ...
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Repair broken headlight mounting bracket 2007 Toyota Tacoma

I have recently hit a deer and it broke the top two brackets that are holding the headlight in place. The brackets are actually plastic and are integrated (plastic welded?) into the light housing. ...
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