cant get screws off my shifter

Discussion in 'Schwinn Stingrays and Other Muscle Bikes' started by Heraklinos92, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Aug 23, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    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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  2. #2 Posted Aug 23, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    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.
     
  3. #3 Posted Aug 23, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    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.
     
  4. #4 Posted Aug 23, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Very true - screw driver size is the key
     
  5. #5 Posted Aug 26, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    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.
     
  6. #6 Posted Aug 26, 2017

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    trick we use on airplanes put valve grinding compound on tip of screwdriver just for a better bite on the screw
     
  7. #7 Posted Aug 26, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    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.
     
  8. #8 Posted Aug 26, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    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.
     
  9. #9 Posted Sep 10, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  10. #10 Posted Sep 11, 2017

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    WD-40 and a good newer Phillips screwdriver. You may also try a lil heat in the form of a BIC lighter of equivalent.
     
  11. #11 Posted Sep 19, 2017

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    Old fashioned impact driver- the kind you rap with a hammer works well. The right size driver is key whatever way you go.
     
  12. #12 Posted Sep 29, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    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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