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Unread 12-04-2010, 07:04 PM   #1
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Lost a screw and need help!

Today i was feeling ambitious and decided to replace my thermostat. All was going well until I dropped a screw behind the belt and now it is wedged behind them partially in the engine block. I can feel it but it is not budging. I am clueless how to get it out and am wary about starting to disassemble everything without any idea of where to start. Please help!

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Unread 12-04-2010, 07:07 PM   #2
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take the belt off. that should help. all but the crank will rotate by hand.
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Unread 12-04-2010, 08:07 PM   #3
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Magnet??
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Unread 12-04-2010, 08:29 PM   #4
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You should add what screw to your post header. Not just "need screw". Too vague. Lots of screws on a Jeep. Good luck.
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Unread 12-04-2010, 08:31 PM   #5
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P.S. Magnet for sure. If it's in there you can get it. Think positive.
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Unread 12-04-2010, 08:40 PM   #6
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If you cannot get to it with a magnetic type tool, wrap some duct tape sticky side out on to some flexible wire to grab it, or If you have an air compressor, blow it out.
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Unread 12-04-2010, 08:46 PM   #7
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You should add what screw to your post header. Not just "need screw". Too vague. Lots of screws on a Jeep. Good luck.
Today i was feeling ambitious and decided to replace my thermostat. All was going well until I dropped a screw


Doesn't really matter which screw, the OP is just asking for some help and ideas.
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