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Unread 12-03-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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Need help asap...

I was changing my thermostat and I sheared off the bottom bolt what can I do

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Unread 12-03-2013, 10:10 AM   #2
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drill it out
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Unread 12-03-2013, 11:00 AM   #3
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Get and easy-out. First, you drill a hole in the center of the broken bolt and then, insert the Easy-out. It has coarse, reverse threads, so when you screw it in, it unscrews the broken bolt.
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Unread 12-03-2013, 11:57 AM   #4
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Be really careful with the easy out. They are hardened and if you break the easy out you will have a big headache on your hands. I would drill and tap
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Unread 12-03-2013, 12:39 PM   #5
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If any of the bolt is sticking out, you could use an extractor. It is the same principle as the easy out, but a heck of a lot easier to use. It is like a socket that goes over the outside of the bolt/nut and you can use it with a ratchet or air ratchet.

http://www.irwin.com/tools/browse/sc...olt-extractors
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Unread 12-03-2013, 12:45 PM   #6
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can you post a picture of the broken bolt?
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Unread 12-03-2013, 01:33 PM   #7
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Picture would be great. Sometimes this is not a big deal. remove the rest of the bolts, remove the part, and you will have 1/4" of bolt sticking out to vice grip and remove.
Pics would help though!
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Unread 12-03-2013, 04:23 PM   #8
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I was able to get a purchase point on the little bit of the bolt that was sticking out. I thankfully was able to get a pair of needle nose vise grips on it and twist the remaining piece out!

Thanks for the help
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Unread 12-03-2013, 05:36 PM   #9
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Perfect!
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Unread 12-03-2013, 05:44 PM   #10
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Good deal!
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Unread 12-03-2013, 11:55 PM   #11
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Man, I never get that lucky :P
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