thermostat housing

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Old 07-17-06, 12:53 AM
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thermostat housing

a bolt has broken off while replacing thermostat. how do i fix it
1977 mustang II v6 2.8
 
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Old 07-17-06, 01:59 AM
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use an easy-out

If you can get a grip of the broken bolt with some good vice grips you can get it out that way.But you bust have enough stud left to grip.
Or if broken flush you will need an easy-out were you drill a hole down the center of broken bolt and the tool bites into it as you tun it out.
Be carefull do not also break the easy-out off cause it is a real pain then.
 
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Old 07-17-06, 06:45 AM
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you can get extractors at sears. they are pimp
 
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Old 07-17-06, 08:33 AM
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easy outs aren't the easiest to for some to use.

These are pretty much idiot proof.

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...seBVCookie=Yes
 
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Old 07-17-06, 10:13 AM
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It is a bolt that is affixed to the engine and isnt supposed to come out. you remove a nut to take off the housing cover. the bolt snapped
 
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Old 07-17-06, 01:23 PM
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sounds like it was a stud which should be threded into the engine just like a bolt would be, and any one of the methods above could possibly get it out if it isnt broken off flush or has quite abit to grab a hold of they do make stud extractors that will grip onto it alot better than a pair of vicegrips.
 
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Old 07-19-06, 03:19 PM
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thank you for the post , sounds more like my problem
 
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Old 07-19-06, 03:28 PM
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The extractors look good I have never used them but I am going to buy a set because like said it takes some practice to use an EZ-OUT I have a lot because of my job but you must drill the hole straight and center to the broken stud and deep enough to use them.
I would go for the extractors if I were you.Either way you must replace it.
 
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