Front brake reservoir?

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Hello all tonight i went to open the front brake reservoir on my kdx and i discovered that one of the screws is totally rounded off. Any ideas on how i could get this screw out? Thanks
 
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use a super magnet(just joking) same thing happened to me, thank god it was an engine support axle or something like that, but I could pull that out
 
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The phillips part is rounded such that a screwdriver won't turn it? If that is the problem, go to Sears and get one of their extractors that you put in a drill on reverse and replace the screw with a new one.
 

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The stock screws are made of butter, and really should not be tightened down much.

Once stripped, you can just use a plain old drill and a small bit. Hold the drill straight, and drill straight down into the head of the screw from the top. The head of the screw will weaken and spin off in a few seconds. You can then pull the reservoir cap off. Use pliars to back the rest of the screw out. Take it down to a hardware store and match the threads.

Of course, be careful not to get any metal shavings into the reservoir.
 
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Use a Dremel with a small, nearly worn out cut off disc. Cut a straight slot in the screw, and use a straight blade screwdriver to remove it. You can usually do it without cutting a groove in the cover.

When you get new screws, get steel, and get allen heads. You won't have an issue again.

Rotor
 
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Impact drivers have always gotten brake reservoir screws out for me. But, I've never comletely rounded one. I replace all of my reservoir screws with stainless steel screws and put a dab of anti-seize on them. Stainless steel seems to be a little harder and less prone to rounding.
 
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I have used a nailset with a fine tip and a hammer .tap into chewed up area and walk the screw out.
 
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Rotorranch said:
Use a Dremel with a small, nearly worn out cut off disc. Cut a straight slot in the screw, and use a straight blade screwdriver to remove it. You can usually do it without cutting a groove in the cover.

When you get new screws, get steel, and get allen heads. You won't have an issue again.

Rotor

Thats what I was going to suggest!!
Has worked well for me in the past!
 
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Another thing that will work sometimes is a left hand drill bit. It will often grab a bite and back the screw out.

Left hand bits are a little hard to find, however. Snap-On has a set that are quality bits, although a bit expensive. :whoa:

Rotor
 
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glad2ride said:
Get a hand impact driver. No need to break out the drill just yet.
I have had many come in stripped way beyond what the impact driver would remove. If you get them before they are stripped, the impact driver does fine.

Rotor
 
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I second the nail set and tap it around. Works for me.