Date: 22 Jun 2005 06:26:29 -0700
From: "yaofeng" <>
Subject: Re: Extracting Recessed Bolt (Broken, Too!)

Valjean wrote: > This is one of the bolts for the control arm bushing on the passenger side > in a CS turbo 9000. It is to the rear bushing, one of the two 13mm head, > front bolts to the 4-bolt retainer. What do I use to get down in there > (roughly 2 1/2" I guess) and extract the broken tip? I remember there are only two bolts with a bolt head of 13 mm on the control arm bushing. Anyway, if you haven't solved your problem yet, you may want to remove the control arm altogether to leave the shank exposed. I'd imagine when the bolt head is sheared off, there will be very little tension to keep the shank firmly stuck in the hole. This will make extraction much easier. I had on two occasions the top bolt of the serpentine belt tensioner on my 9k snapped, leaving the shank in the hole. I was able to remove the shank with a pair of needle nose pliers without drilling and bolt extraction. But luck may have been with me.

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