broken bolt need help

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by landcrusher909, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. landcrusher909

    landcrusher909 Hobbyist SILVER Star

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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!!!!!!!
     
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    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    Drill it out.

    weld a nut on the bolt..
     
  3. VETTE60

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    drill it a little and use an e-z out bolt extractor
     
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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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    Good idea,I would have never thought of that. I would have taken out the carrier. Learn something new eveyday. thanks for the tip.
     
  6. dgangle

    dgangle total rice

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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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    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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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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