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I began removing the torx bolts holding the coils on my 1999 Mercedes e320 and got all but one free-the front most one on the drivers side is stuck and stripped. There is not much room to work with in there to try any of the suggestions I've seen on other sites to try and get a torx bolt out.

Does anyone familiar with that car and those close quarters have any ideas on how to get that bolt free?


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BMWadict  1 year 3 months ago

Sorry to hear about your troubles. Have had two E320 over the years. I have worked on that engine before. What I would do is remove the valve cover. That will allow you to good access to the bolt. Spray some Wd40 on the striped bolt and let it sit for 30 min. Next use a large flat screwdrier or one size larger tox bit to press down on the bolt and twist. If that doesn't work. Get a used valve cover from a junk yard. They are cheap. Let us know how it goes.

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