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Broke a screw off that holds on distributor cap 2000 ram

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You are not the first or last one to do this. To removet the broken you've got to have almost sugical capabilities. I've done this several times so it can be done. You've got to drill the center out of the broken bolt. This takes great care and a very steady hand. After you drill out the center place a screw removal tool in the bolt hole and back it out. You may want to remove the distributor, keep track of the position of the rotor by matrking it on the edge of the housing with a sharpee. Good luck, Dana

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