O.k what happened was i went to change my thermostat and broke the bolt, i tried to remove the bolt from the part connected to my engine and the bottom piece were the thermostat housing connects to the block is there anything i can do or is there a part to fix this?
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there is a hose that connects the top of the radiator to the engine. The piece that is connected to the engeine can be removed, usually with 2 bolts. The thermostat is under this piece. Even when the bolts are out, it will probably be hard to remove because it is usually sealed on. You'll have to clean up the surfaces and install a new gasket when you change the thermostat.
Shouldn't be to hard. Find where the sleeve is connected to the side of the engine. Usually one bolt. Remove the bolt. Remove dipstick sleeve from your engine. Then you can use a wire hanger from the other end to push it up. Or down which ever is easiest..
To replace the bolt you'll need to remove the broken bolt that is still in the head. To do this you need to drill a hole in the center of the bolt. And then you'll need to use a bolt extractor to screw the broken bolt out. than you can install a new bolt.
Thermostat housing is connected to the motor and it can be replaced with new one if needed.For broken bold, take your car to mechanic and they have tricks to remove such bolts like welding a rod on it and then unscrewing it.
in order to replace the thermostat u either have to remove the exhaust pipe on the left side of the engine (driver) or the lower intake but them engines are known for then lower intake gasket leaking and if you are loseing coolant then i would look in to haveing the intake gasket checked
If the bolts broke off inside the engine block they must be extracted, buy a easy out set of bolt extractors choose the appropriate size drill to use in relation to the broken bolt to be removed then dril a hole through the old broken off peice remaining inside the bock take the easy out extrctor and push it into the drilled hole then tap it into the hole firmly proceed to tur n the extractor counter clockwise to remove the broken off peice. whatever you do don't use an extractor that is too large it may not work you can always go up on the size later.
If it's bolts that are broke you can get some E-Z outs that you can drill into the broken screws to get the screws out. These are used for broken bolts in your engine but you can get extractors to help take out almost any size of bolt. You can also ever so carefully chisel off the head of the bolt and try to pull the dash out and then use some vice grips or a smaller socket to pull out the damaged bolt heads. I wish you the best of luck.
Ouch! Was it from over-tightening or trying to remove the bolt?
Really, I need more information...
Regardless, you'll have to take the thermostat housing off and remove that broken portion of the bolt. The reason I asked if it was from overtightening, it should be a little easier since the threads aren't locked-up, to remove the bolt section. Hopefully there's enough bolt shank sticking up to lock some vice-grips to.
If the bolt broke trying to loosen it, you may have to drill into the broken bolt remnant and use an "Easy-out" to extract it.
I know... big pain. You can do it. Hey, stuff happens. Good luck!
Such items don't break on their own.
In any case, a good mechanic should be able to remove a broken retaining bolt, but access to it may be poor, depending on the model. Those I have dealt with are accessible by removing the plastic inner fender on the right side of the car.
I don't know what they are claiming is the relationship between a broken retaining bolt and a broken belt, or the air conditioner "going out", or who or what broke the bolt.
That bolt is commonly used to rotate the motor by placing a socket or spanner on it. It is quite a large bolt, and should easily stand being used to crank the motor around. So unless it has been used to prevent the crank turning at some past time while doing something else to the engine or transmission, I fail to see why it would break!