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Old 07-24-2012, 07:41 AM   #156
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Originally Posted by trj View Post
Yup, will do it soon. Its not my daily right now. I am driving a beater mazda 626 right now for sometime till I get the RTABs, RSM, OFHG and the CCV done. Once I DIY those, I am going to take it to a shop who can get that bolt out. And see what I can do to secure that bracket there.

It snapped clean right on the surface where it emerges from. So, I don't have any room to use any tools to get hold of it. I don't have a drill on hand while I was trying it
I bet the shop could weld a new bolt on to the same spot. Then they could thread the nut and secure the bracket. It might not be quite as flush as the original but at least it would hold.

Unless JB Weld would work? I've never used it so I don't know if it's strong enough.

Welding is probably easier than drilling/tapping a new bolt, IMHO, if they have a welder.


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