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Lower bolt hole for the power steering pump (on the engine block) for my Pontiac Grand Prix (1997, ES model) 3.8 engine size. part of the engine block broke off, a small fragment that is part of the hole.... what should I do?

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You could try a product called "Quick Steel" - which is available at just about any auto parts store. This is a compound that when cured is strong enough to tap and thread.

Hope this helps!

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Thats tough. I dont know what to tell you to do. maybe a repair shop could look at it and find the best way. I dont want to tell you to replace the block, there has to be a way to somehow make some sort of bracket for support????? I would take it to someone that does fabrication work, welding ect. get their opinion.

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