broken bolt need help

landcrusher909

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the head on the bolt holding the crosspin in the rear diff snapped off i was getting ready to install my aussie locker well now i am stuck and looking for ideas , this really bites!!!!!!!
 

Mace

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Drill it out.

weld a nut on the bolt..
 

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It is pretty hard to get a drill on it w/o removing the carrier, especially if the bolt remians are recessed a couple of threads inside the hole. You might try tacking a short piece of 3/32" 7018 welding rod (1 sec at about 100 amps) onto the bolt remains and then using the rod as a handle to turn it out.
 

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Pin_Head said:
It is pretty hard to get a drill on it w/o removing the carrier, especially if the bolt remians are recessed a couple of threads inside the hole. You might try tacking a short piece of 3/32" 7018 welding rod (1 sec at about 100 amps) onto the bolt remains and then using the rod as a handle to turn it out.
Good idea,I would have never thought of that. I would have taken out the carrier. Learn something new eveyday. thanks for the tip.
 

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Usually when a bolt breaks it's because there was some big-time interference on the threads. This being the case you are really screwed. Easy-Outs are an oxy-moron. Break those off in a hole and the blue tipped wrench is your only hope. Good luck and let us know how you get it out.
 

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Sometimes the pin just breaks off with no threads left behind inside the hole. If this is the case, you can sometimes get the remains out with a magnet. Wiggle the center pin a little to help free it up.
 

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Didn't he post up a while back that this was resolved....


He had two threads cookin' on this....
 
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