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Snapped alternator bolt, stuck in engine block


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My mechanic has informed me that unfortunately the bolt connecting the alternator bracket to the engine block has snapped and part of the bolt is now stuck within the engine block (bolt number 11 on the image).

He has proposed instructing a specialist company to drill out the bolt which is inside the engine block, but in order to provide access so they can drill it out they need to have the proper clearance meaning that the engine would have to come out. And I understand that for the engine to come out the rear clamshell needs to be taken off.

This is of course quite a big job for a snapped bolt. If anyone has any suggestions or recommendations to help speed up this work would be appreciated!

I'll also follow up with some photos that my mechanic has taken of the issue.

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If you have any stud still protruding, it may be possible to weld a nut into it and then apply heat to the surrounding area before attempting to wind out the bolt. :) 

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It's getting there......

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12 hours ago, snowrx said:

My condolences on your bolt issue.

Is there room for a right angle drill with a short left handed drill bit? 

Not from the sounds of it, and it might be too risky as if drilling it an an angle could damage the engine block

 

On 13/05/2022 at 22:05, TAR said:

If you have any stud still protruding, it may be possible to weld a nut into it and then apply heat to the surrounding area before attempting to wind out the bolt. :) 

Unfortunately it snapped inside, so nothing protruding to weld to

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