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What would be the best solution if while I was re-installing the power steering pump on a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L Non-SuperCharged, the top bolt broke as I was tightening it. It's been a few days and so far it seems the bottom bolt is holding quite securely, I even took a piece if a wooden dowel and tapped it as far in as I could to prevent the pump from any vibration, but I don't see this lasting forever. My one idea was to JB weld the broken bolt into the top bolt hole so it would prevent vibration and prevent it from coming loose in the future. Any other suggestions?

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