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Three of the four Torx screws that hold the gear/wet box to the rack are frozen in their brass inserts. The inserts just spin in the plastic when I try to remove them.

I've tried holding the underside of the insert with an angled pliers but can't get a good enough grip on them.

I need suggestions for removing the screws/inserts.
 

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You could drill them out and replace them with helicoils, etc.
 

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try carefully cutting the plastic off the square heads of the bolts [hacksaw]. that way you can get a grip on the bolt head with vise grips and screw them out. that's what I did. saves the threads in the roof rack.
 
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