Broken Bolt-Help

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Broken Bolt-Help

Post by DubVThor » Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:38 pm

Got 2 broken bolts in the front of the frame where the bumper mounts to. I've been using 4 of the 6 bolts for a while, but with the addition of adding a winch and a winch plate, I need to get those 2 out of there so I can have 4 bolts holding the winch plate down.

Anyone with some extracting bits, or any other method wanna help out?

I'm in Fairmont.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Broken Bolt-Help

Post by suzukirider08 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:42 pm

spray the bolt with some pb blaster or wd40 just some penetrating oil then drill out the center of the bolt, then you cant run to napa and for a few dollars pick up a good extractor and screw it right out.
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Re: Broken Bolt-Help

Post by wearethebucs » Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:45 pm

Lowes has a good bolt extractor kit by Kobalt. They give you four drill bits and four left handed extractors. I actually broke a 1/4" extractor with a 12" crescent wrench on it. They are very strong though. Beauty of it I just took it back and got another no questions asked. They have a big bit and extractor in the kit that is like 3/8".
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Re: Broken Bolt-Help

Post by xjpettit99 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:33 am

after soaking the bolt in pb blaster try getting at left hand drill bit and a matching ez out you can pick them up for a good price from napa or fastenal I always use a left hand drill bit for extraction because sometimes when you drill the bolt out sometimes a left handed drill bit will start it out or bring it all the way out
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Re: Broken Bolt-Help

Post by watch out » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:55 am

mix you up some 1/2 transmission fluid and 1/2 kerosene. spray it on in the morning and then in the evening. drill it out the nexy day and use an easy-out, the bigger the better. just be careful with the cheaper ones. also drill completely throught the bolt. this mix works better then pb would if you soaked it in it for a week.

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Re: Broken Bolt-Help

Post by XRKJ » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:54 am

I use acetone and ATF 50/50.Cheaper and better than spray can stuff.
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Re: Broken Bolt-Help

Post by Cowboy80CJ5 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:40 am

If you can get to it, weld a nut to the end of it. If you cant, drill a hole and weld a bolt into the hole you drilled. I DO NOT LIKE ez-outs! They only work if the bolt is fairly loose. If it doesnt come out with one right away, dont force it. If you break it off in there, then you will not be able to drill it out again with that broken piece in there. Welding is the best solution I have found for this as the heat breaks the bolt loose. Good Luck! :bigthumb:
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Re: Broken Bolt-Help

Post by DubVThor » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:45 pm

Yeah XJpettit99 ended up helping me drill them out. One of them was pretty well stuck and ended up breaking the extractor bit.

I think I should be good to go now though. I'm definitely going to need to buy some more tools, number one because you simply can't have too many tools, and number 2, because I'm sure that won't be the last time I run into that problem.
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Re: Broken Bolt-Help

Post by 91 RENEGADE » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:16 pm

Im with cowboy80cj5 weld a nut on the end it should come out if not drill out thats the best way i dont like extractors either

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