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umm maby take the case off by the motor just watch out for the walls what about a shaver to take the side the side of the plug off i heard on a honda forum they did that. lol honda forum but it did work
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are you using a 12 point or a 6 point socket
here some thing you can look at or try
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...1x00003a&aff=Y
http://www.asseenontv.com/prod-pages/gatorgrip.html
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Used a 6 point, a 12 point, and a progressive deep socket grabber. If I can find a biting deep socket I'll try that, but I've only ever found them in shallow sockets. Those gator sockets are useless, we used to sell them but discontinued them cuz nobody bought them and those who did hated them.
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Just an idea. First, are able to get a 6 point on the plug, and if so, is it so rounded that it doesn't even try to grab.

If there is any grab at all, can you get your hands on a Snap-On brand 6 point Flank Drive socket. Many years ago, they can up this 'Flank Drive', where the normal points of the socket are enlarged and rounded out so the point of contact on a hex device is inside from the point, where there is whole lot more meat and strength. I have had good results removing bolts that a 12 point literally would just spin with hand pressure. but if a normal 6 point is already spinning, then these probably won't help at all.
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I've seen those center grip sockets before but never tried them. I think I need to get one of the carving sockets, the ones that have 3 blades in them that will actually dig into the metal on 3 sides and force the plug out.
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I'm not familiar with the carving sockets, but they sure sound interesting. If you do get/use one, take a couple of pix of it. I'd really like to see what it looks like, and particularly if you have success with it.
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Kurtis, you need a socket like this one http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....group_ID=11918
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Kurtis, you need a socket like this one http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....group_ID=11918
That socket looks like it has some serious teeth. Have you used these?
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Not the Snap-on brand but I have used similar sockets and they do grab and work very well when even a 6 point socket rounds off a bold head. If these don't work you're left with the option of heating whatever it's stuck in if it's in iron or steel or drilling if it's in aluminum.
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