cant get screws off my shifter


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Heraklinos92

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Aug 3, 2017
12
5
37
New York, NY, United States
#1
pics provided show the problem. yes i used a screwdriver but wont turn. Did manage to get one screw off lol. what should i do?

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1966fastbacks

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 17, 2015
223
193
TUCSON AZ
#2
I have had a lot of success spraying a small amount of wd40 around the edge of the screw head and letting it sit for +/- an hour then spray again and wait again.
 

2psps

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 20, 2013
34
13
Ontario, United States
#3
Definitely hit it with some wd40 a few times and let it sit . Make sure you're using the correct size screw driver so that you don't end up destroying the head of the screw. These require a thicker tip then you're average screwdriver.

I've had to drill one out due to the previous owner damaging the screw but that should definitely be your last resort.
 

1966fastbacks

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 17, 2015
223
193
TUCSON AZ
#4
Definitely hit it with some wd40 a few times and let it sit . Make sure you're using the correct size screw driver so that you don't end up destroying the head of the screw. These require a thicker tip then you're average screwdriver.

I've had to drill one out due to the previous owner damaging the screw but that should definitely be your last resort.
Very true - screw driver size is the key
 

Ridge Rider

Look Ma, No Hands!
Feb 13, 2011
72
127
61
Ridgefield Washington
#5
I have a small cordless impact driver that I use on stuck screws and bolts. The impact action has loosened lots of screws that I was ready to give up on.
 

schwinnguyinohio

I live for the CABE
Dec 21, 2014
1,847
1,037
wilmington ohio
#6
trick we use on airplanes put valve grinding compound on tip of screwdriver just for a better bite on the screw
 

Andrew Gorman

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 15, 2008
2,676
620
Pasadena (Hastings Ranch), United States
#7
trick we use on airplanes put valve grinding compound on tip of screwdriver just for a better bite on the screw
I like that idea! It also helps to be using a good screwdriver- they just fit the slot better. I have a set of Snap-Ons for difficult screws.
 

professor72

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jul 12, 2012
80
22
Dearborn, United States
#8
I would try aerokroil or other penetrating type spray first over a couple days. then using the right size screwdriver In the slot, give it a tap or two on the screwdriver handle top with a hammer and then try turning it. This usual works for me.
 

syclesavage

I live for the CABE
Aug 2, 2014
1,085
528
Middletown NY
#10
WD-40 and a good newer Phillips screwdriver. You may also try a lil heat in the form of a BIC lighter of equivalent.
 

stingrayjoe

I live for the CABE
Nov 28, 2006
1,957
573
Central NJ
#11
Old fashioned impact driver- the kind you rap with a hammer works well. The right size driver is key whatever way you go.
 

Pappy

Finally riding a big boys bike
Aug 31, 2010
318
80
61
Kansas City,MO.
#12
Use a correct size screwdriver with a wrench bung by the handle...then try tightening the screw a little first to break the corrosion.Use a wrench on the bung will give you better leverage & more control. You can twist til the heads bust off then deal with the studs left...


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