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ETB4U
09-29-2009, 11:46 AM
I would try, but my drilling skills sucks. If anyone is good at removing broken bolts let me know your price. I was removing the idler pulley and the bolt broke off flush.

ETB4U
09-29-2009, 12:09 PM
http://gsi.xw.gm.com/image_en_us/gif/000/002/074/2074283.gif

The idler pulley is #2 in the pic. Should be easy access with removal of battery.

arkive43
09-29-2009, 12:59 PM
thats gona be a tight fit for any drill......man.....

also it still looks like the bolt is there, is this just a reference pic?

i have the tap and die set + drill. i've taken some bolts outa my hood. but nothin major. like this..

CivicGsR99
09-29-2009, 12:59 PM
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ETB4U
09-29-2009, 02:13 PM
hah yeah pic is for reference. That pic also has the battery in it. Once the battery is removed there is about 11inches of space.

creektrack
09-29-2009, 03:25 PM
Since you snapped the head off, did you get the pully off? If so, how come you can't just grab the bolt shaft with some vice grips and do it that way, it should be a lil easier now that there isn't as much tension on it from it being tightened down...Oh, and go ahead and spray some WD40 on there now, it will make the process easier after it sits for a lil bit...

ETB4U
09-29-2009, 03:46 PM
well, the pulley exploded actually. It was just the inner ring left on there. I was swapping on a metal pulley, OEM is plastic. Sadly the bolt broke off and is flush, nothing to grab :( But thanks for the heads up on the spray, didn't think about that.

ETB4U
09-29-2009, 07:21 PM
Ok took it to a local garage I trust and he pointed out there is in fact another bracket there it's attached to. He said it would be easier to just get that bracket. That's why I like that guy, he could have just shut up and taken my money. LMAO@ when I called David Taylor they said it would be $350. I laughed and said good luck with that. Hell I could just get myself the drill and bits I need for a lot less than that.