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    confused Broken Wheel Bolt

    I have snapped a wheel bolt in my front hub and need to remove the broken bit.

    Any ideas?

    CP

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    Can you tap it round with a centre punch and hammer or with a chisel? Drill a hole and use an "easy out"??
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    drill it all the way through...

    remove the wheel, the caliper ( hang it up out of the way), the caliper carrier ( 2 torx bolts) and the disc ( 1 tiny torx bolt)..

    Now you have a clear veiw, centre punch the broken remains and using a sharp drill thats around 6mm bore all the way through.. then just work up is sizes till 1 of two things happens..

    1: the heat generated breaks the pinch on the threads and the remains unscrew themselves towards the back of the hub

    2: the bolts core is so weakened that you can then centrepunch one side in on itself and extract the remains with a pair of pliers..

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    OOp's i know all about this as i broke two bolt's in the same hub about a month ago managed to get one out but the threads were totalled so ended up putting a complete stub assembly on from the breakers only £40 so not to bad !!!!!

    Back in a V6 !!!!!!!!!!!! And lovin it !!!

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