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Tower pylon screw up

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williemon

I decided the other day to unscrew the tower pylon off of my 01vlx. I went to put it back on today and it jammed about 1/2 inch into screwing it in. There's still about an inch of threads showing and I can't go anymore nor grip it to back it back out. Any tips?

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oldjeep

Strap wrench of there isn't an Allen head that you can use

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williemon

I ended up using a pipe wrench. Not the best approach but I did get it cranked to about 1/4 where it should be. I will end up redoing it later but I'm sure I will have to rebuild it from scratch, drill it out and all.

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Bill_AirJunky

Sounds like it galled on it's way in. Stainless bolt, billet threads? Hind sight being perfect, you should have used some anti-seize on it.

Getting it out might be tough. Stainless bolts are pretty soft & easy to break. Good luck.

Edited by Bill_AirJunky

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WakingMeHappy

I'm afraid it's in to stay forever. You may have to replace the entire boat.

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toolboat

I had the same problem I put a 1 1/2" trailer ball on. Can replace when the chrome dulls or comes off for $12.99

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