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      The head was, however, sheared from the last mechanic to install this water pump.
      Sheared? Or rounded? Is it a hex head bolt? Or reverse torx? Are you using 12-pt sockets on a torx head? If you need to spring for some reverse torx sockets, check out Husky at Home Depot.

      Like Snowwy indicated, if the head is rounded, you may need to tap the socket on to the bolt head.

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      Sheared? Or rounded? Is it a hex head bolt? Or reverse torx? Are you using 12-pt sockets on a torx head? If you need to spring for some reverse torx sockets, check out Husky at Home Depot.

      Like Snowwy indicated, if the head is rounded, you may need to tap the socket on to the bolt head.

      Doug


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      Rounded is the proper word, not sheared. I only had universal 12-pt sockets on hand and tried as much as I could to get it to catch but it kept rolling over onto the next "tooth". Every other e-torx bolt came out without any issue whatsoever....I do believe that this bolt was tightened down more than the recommended in-lb specs. I've put the car back together and am |-----| this close to just bringing it to a mechanic. Worried about snapping the head off the bolt if I keep trying.
       
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