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Screw of thermostat hold is broken

I was trying to replace the thermostat and the screw got broken
what i need to do now

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  • penasquare Dec 17, 2008

    the part that it got broken it is the male screw that hold the thermostat cover

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Well it's got to come out- here's how; First and foremost, if you can get at the old bolt, fashion a tool of sorts and simply back it out. If the bolt sheared right at the same level as the head, you should be able to use a tool called an "easy out". This "reverse" drill bit is applied to the offending old bolt, drilled into, and when the bit begins to "drag" it unscrews out of the head. Presto!
Now...When you get that new bolt and clean everything up, assemble everything back the way it should be and then, ONLY USE 14-20 FT.LBS to torque those new bolts, okay? Anything more and you're taunting trouble......accordianman

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  • Michael Borelli Dec 17, 2008

    So, is part of the screw stuck in the head?

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Is their anything sticking out that you can get a hold of ?
if their is then use a wire brush to clean the area up with then spray some releasing spray ( just a bit ) using a very light hammer gently tap the top of the piece you can see , then get some vice grips and grip the bit you can see gently move left and right this may losen the stud , if not , it will need to be drilled and tapped ,

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