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Lasherccl
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Lasherccl Feb 6, 9:00pm - #392927 

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Broken Lift Bolts

how would i go about removing broken lift bolts? i am doing it right now and one of them was broken. how can i take out that part?

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SeeULater Feb 6, 9:51pm - #392928 
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Well lets just say it wont be easy. What I did was buy a left hand thread drill bit that was a tiny bit smaller then the bolt. Then but the new bit in a drill and get the bit centered over the broken bolt in the cavity. Go very slow in the forward direction on the drill untill it grabs the bolt. When this happens take out the bit for a second and with a flashlight look in the hole to make sure that the rest of the bolt is comming out straight and not cross threading your hole. Also have a magnent ready to get all the shavings that are going to come up with the bolt. You wont want all these shaving under ytou valve cover and in you oil so pick up as much as you can with the magnent. Then just slowly extract the bolt all the way out!
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Lasherccl Feb 6, 10:33pm - #392929 

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will leaving the broken lift bolt in there have any other effect besides not being able to go into lift?

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kmlgts Feb 6, 10:49pm - #392930 

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get the bolt out, put a new one in. there's no point having gts if you cant land lift. if you cant take it out, then have a shop do it for u..

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shonen Feb 7, 5:38pm - #392931 
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Anyone got a price quote for the cost for a shop/dealer to fix broker lift bolts? just wondering how much it cost, more then likely when the time comes my brother and I well be doing it ourselves but if its a reasonable price range it wouldn't be bad to just let someone else deal with the headaches.
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Lasherccl Feb 7, 6:37pm - #392932 

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Originally Posted by shonen
Anyone got a price quote for the cost for a shop/dealer to fix broker lift bolts? just wondering how much it cost, more then likely when the time comes my brother and I well be doing it ourselves but if its a reasonable price range it wouldn't be bad to just let someone else deal with the headaches.


it's real easy i thought it was gonna be harder, the only thing you have to worry about is the bolts being broken, most of the time from what i've heard they're just worn out and all you have to do is take em out and put new ones in.

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Illusive Feb 7, 8:31pm - #392933 
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Originally Posted by shonen
Anyone got a price quote for the cost for a shop/dealer to fix broker lift bolts? just wondering how much it cost, more then likely when the time comes my brother and I well be doing it ourselves but if its a reasonable price range it wouldn't be bad to just let someone else deal with the headaches.

there is a tsb on lift bolts, if your car is under warranty give the dealership a shot at fixing it.

although it seems most techs dont have a clue on how to diagnose the problem. Because of the difficulty I suggest trying dealership first.

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InfernoSonoma Feb 9, 8:13pm - #392934 
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Sorry this is kind of off topic, im a truck guy, but what are the lift bolts on the gts? just curious..
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