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    rusted hub bolt has no edges!! urgent help!

    have started to sort my rear bearing but the bolt is well rusted and there is nothing to get hold of.

    I dont have a suitable 12 point or spline bit to hammer in and was thinking if I remove the wheel I could weld a nut/bolt on the end of the stripped hub bolt.

    never fecking easy!

    question:
    any other options?
    if I do go down the welding route do I really need to disconnect battery/alternator/ECU or any/all of them?
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    i dont think a hammered in spline bit would work anyway, its just too tight.

    Stick your 14mm hex in the hole and weld it on, then undo.

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    so what do I really have to disconnect to weld?

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    The hubs surely electrically isolated from the rest of the car anyway? its all rubber mounted...

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    Saying that, its bolted to the diff, which bolts to the shell.

    Unplug things if you want, i've welded bits before and didnt bother.

    I cant see how it can cause a problem, its a completely seperate circuit to any of the cars electrics.

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    fecker is off.
    big hammer, disposable bit and a fecking long bar!
    had to get assistance on the bit

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    good stuff!

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