How do you remove a stripped nut from tight space? A quick way to get the bolt back to the good part of the threads is to wedge a small screwdriver or flat blade between the part and the bolt, nut, or screw head. Apply pressure to push the bolt out and unthread it. This works miracles. Sometimes the hole itself is stripped.
How do you remove a nut that won’t budge? To loosen a nut or bolt that won’t come off, start by spraying the connection with penetrating oil. Allow the oil to soak in for a time, then try loosening it with a wrench. To allow for more torque on the nut or bolt, slip a piece of metal pipe over the handle of the wrench to give you more leverage when turning it.
How do you unscrew stripped threads? To remove a stripped screw, I usually try to pry a slot-head screwdriver underneath the head, and leverage it out while I’m turning it. That way the remaining thread at the end will catch and you can get it out.
Can you fix a stripped nut? The complete repair for stripped threads is to use a coil-type thread insert. These inserts will give the bolt hole completely new threads which accept the size of the original bolt. In order to use inserts, you must drill the damaged holes slightly larger so that it can take the thread insert.