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Old 11-17-2010
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I broke a bolt and cant get it out.

So i had to take the y pipe off to get the transmission out of my truck. well as i took the y pipe off 3 of the 4 bolts came out fine. but of course there is always one that breaks. well its the passenger side outer bolt.

i tried welding a nut to it but and heating the hell out of it and it didnt move one bit so now im stuck what should i do?
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So i had to take the y pipe off to get the transmission out of my truck. well as i took the y pipe off 3 of the 4 bolts came out fine. but of course there is always one that breaks. well its the passenger side outer bolt.

i tried welding a nut to it but and heating the hell out of it and it didnt move one bit so now im stuck what should i do?
can u drill it out? did u put an impact on it?
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thats the next thing is to drill it but i have to cut the welded on nut off first and yes i put an impact on it.


i have to figure out a way to cut it off there is no room in there
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Weld a bigger nut to the one you welded on first this will give you more side bite for the socket to grab to. use a ratchet and go back and forth till it breaks free.
Good luck!
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It took over 3 hrs to get the bolts out the first clutch I did.....Heat, turn BACK AND FORTH, heat, TURN BACK AND FORTH, repeat for 1hr each is what it took. Tried welding but jsut broke/got in the way. Vice grips, lots of oxyace, and two people.

When we pulled the pipe from a RUSTY 97, we broke all four. I wound up getting the torch and plamsa to simply burn new holes through the flange. Put 1/4 bolts in place of the studs, worked pretty good. Not easy, but the plasma made it MUCH EASIER. It can be done with a torch, but get some good leather (for you, protection) and try to work from the top.
I tried drilling at first, no way you had enough room.
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Use lots of heat
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yea i think im going to just drill the bastard out if i have to i will pull my tranny back out so i have enough room. going to see wendsday night what happens.


i just want to drive the damn thing i havent driven it in almost 4 months
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