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Yesterday, I wanted to take my SRT/10 apart to take off the front spring to give it a more "muscle" stance. But when I tried to unscrew the 4 screws under it, my screwdriver seems to turn but not the screw. It's hard to explain in english, put the screwdriver seems to fit in the screw, and it turns, but not the screw, it always stays screwed :confused

Am I that stupid or what ???

Shawn
 

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Shawn said:
Yesterday, I wanted to take my SRT/10 apart to take off the front spring to give it a more "muscle" stance. But when I tried to unscrew the 4 screws under it, my screwdriver seems to turn but not the screw. It's hard to explain in english, put the screwdriver seems to fit in the screw, and it turns, but not the screw, it always stays screwed :confused

Am I that stupid or what ???

Shawn
You stripped it. The screw head or the screw grooves, the "female" part, where the screw goes into. If the screw head is alright, then the problem is in the grooves. It's easy to resolve, as long as you have the proper tools. Is the screw easily accessible or is it inside a hole? If it's out, you can grab the head with a needle-nose pliers and pull and twist, and the screw will come out. If the screw head is not accessible, you'll have to drill the head and "fish it out" or even maybe destroy the screw completely with the drill bit.

As I said, though it may sound complicated it's really easy if you have the right tools.
 
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That's what I was thinking. Thanks LUW for confirming, but the screw is in a hole...
Anyway, the stance is alright so..

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Shawn, if you really like the car, high or not, my advice to you is to leave it alone. The fix isn't hard, but you can damage the paint or break something during the procedure.
 

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Like LUW said, its probably stripped.

But, more than once, I have had problems with maisto screws.

IE, I tried to fix the stance of my H2, but the screw wouldn't come out, I finally had to use a small flat-head screwdriver to pry the plastic off :confused
 

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The worst case of this I ever had was on a Hot Wheels Enzo.
The screw holding it to the base was stripped.
The Enzo almost got flung into the wall but I took a break to cool down and ended up grinding the head off with a dremel.
I agree with LUW, I would leave it alone. :cheers
 

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You might want to see if you can get a pair of clippers in there and cut the coils to lower it.
I had this happen to a maisto (don't remember which one), where it would not come apart. I cut into the coils around the middle of them and just rotated the coil to the right height. It becomes a sort-of "dial-a-suspension". :lol
 

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CollectorX said:
OT MP how long have you had that Wendys logo in your sig? I just noticed.
Its a PS of a friends race car that has Wendys as one of his sponsors.
I have had this sig for about 3 months :giggle
Justin did an awesome job on this for me :nicejob :cheers :cheers
 
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