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Broken bolt in pinion shaft

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DUKE, Sep 25, 2002.

  1. DUKE

    DUKE 1/2 ton status

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    If i wasnt mistaken, I would say that the Blazer Gods are trying to make me get real axles. Seeing how I dont really have the time/money to search out and modify a nice axle i will try to fix my crappy 10bolt. I whent to replace my spider gears and everything was going smooth untill, as the title says the pinion shaft bolt is broken of inside. How can i deal with this? Is taking it somewhere to have it done going to cost more than a junk yard special?
     
  2. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> Yup, that is an extremely common thing to happen in 10 and 12 bolts. It needs to be drilled and easy-outed. If there's anything sticking out of the hole (doubtful), you might be able to weld a nut to it and get it out. </font color>
     
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    Some of the bigger tool companys have a set up for just that problem. It has a drill bit, easy out, and heli coil. Mac, Snap-on, or I think Cornwell has it.
     
  4. DUKE

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    Any idea what its called exactly? should I be able to rent these?
     
  5. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    If I remember tomorrow I will get you the info, my friend is the one who invented and patented this item. As stated before, all the major tool companies sell them. I have one of the kits at my shop so I can get you the name of it and the number where to get one. They are cheap in price also.
     
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    There you go! Tell your friend.........he RULES!!! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
    Its called a pinion shaft bolt repair kit, er something like that. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    blew the spiders in my rear wheelin one day. the bolt
    broke off on me.
    i loosened up the bearings, brought it out far enough to
    drill right in the center of the broken bolt , then used an
    easy out . it screwed right out.
    the only mistake i made, was that i didnt throw a locker
    in when i had it apart /forums/images/icons/frown.gif , but no fundage at the time.
     

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