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If there's lots of dirt in there it could definitely prevent the bit from seating. Clean it out and tap it in. Make sure that it's seated straight and all the way in. If your wrench is not perpendicular to the bolt it'll make it more likely to strip, especially if you're using extensions.

Never use a torque wrench for loosening because it's not designed for it. I can't give a more technical description of why but I know this is bad. Some PB Blaster is always a good idea.

I actually also have the autozone OEM 12 point bit set too. It's definitely not high quality and the 10mm one is starting to go on mine too so I only use it when I don't have the right size.
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