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How to change rear spindle on 1998 ford taurus

Broke pinch bolt from rear strut. tried to drill out bolt out drill bit wandered out side of spindle holder. need to change rear spindle now

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SOURCE: a broken bolt on the bottom of strut

have you tried useing an EZ out exstractor or left handed drill bits that can be picked up at any automotive store or tool store. If that does not work try completey drilling out the old bolt and rethread the hole for the bolt. If its on the strut and the bolt will be replaced with the new strut try useing a cut off tool to remove the bolt just to remove the strut and replace.

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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SOURCE: how do i get a broken pich bolt out of my rear spring so i can replace it, drilling is not working

1. You can replace the spindle = Expensive
2. You can use a small drill bit (cobalt) and drill though enough to use an extractor to remove the offending piece.

Suggestions to help might be to use a little PB Blaster and or heat on the bolt before trying to remove the offending piece before you attempt to remove it with an extractor. Take your time as you will most likely get only one chance to get it out.

Extractor sets are pretty cheap at Harbor Freight if you have one near you. You can insert the extractor from either side in the bolt hole.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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SOURCE: The pinch bollt holding the

drill it out its the only way

Posted on Dec 17, 2010

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SOURCE: The pinch bolt holding the spindle to the strut in

if you cant grab it to take out. just drill a hole in it, and use a easy out or similar to remove stud. or if you can use a punch to knock it out. good-luck !!

Posted on Dec 17, 2010

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SOURCE: How to remove Strut-To-Spindle Pinch Bolt, 2001 Ford Taurus?

break the other one off and buy new bolts.
Make sure you get the correct replacements. (grade 8 or stronger)

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Suggestions to help might be to use a little PB Blaster and or heat on the bolt before trying to remove the offending piece before you attempt to remove it with an extractor. Take your time as you will most likely get only one chance to get it out.

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