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My 97 chevy blazer is eating starter bolts. I have replaced them three times and they are all breaking after a day or two.I have had to drill them out twice now...i

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Check the starter and see if there is a provision for a front or top brace. most starters have them and that part is often discarded on the first replacement. (should be a small "L" bracket) between the starter motor and the block. You could try using grade 8 mounting hardware but if it snaps again they will be more difficult to drill.
I'd also start looking for a reason there is so much stress there, otherwise even if the bolts do not snap, the nose of the starter will shatter. One possible cause of that is an engine mis-fire during starting, due to a bad ignition wire, cap or rotor.
Likely you can get a pair of oem bolts and possibly even the bracket for cheap at any scrapyard.

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Have you had the transmission out? Is it bolted up tight? The only thing that will break those bolts is one heavy jolt and I can't see the engine to transmission being that heavy unless something else is broken, motor mount, transmission, torque converter flopping around. You could get some hardened bolts but it might just rip out the threads and then you be tapping in new threads and a bigger bolt! Check it out, gotta be something under there not right. Hope this helps.

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