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Old 07-05-2013, 09:22 PM
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U joint bolt snapped..........

Ok so I need to vent... My truck has been down for a few days now. one of my bolts that hold my rear drive shaft/ U joint to the yolk snapped below the surface. I snapped a drill bit already trying to make a pilot hole to extract said bolt so I got some more bits. anyway it seems like I can't even drill into the bolt far enough to get the extractor in So if I cant extract this bolt with the "easy out" kit what else can I do without re threading the whole deal? I started drinkin beer and just decided to scrap the project tonight... I suppose in the morning I'll try to go at it again... any advice would be appreciated greatly
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:31 PM
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get a better drill bit ? if the old bit is in the bolt you may be screwed and a EDM machine is robably not handy lol

i would rather replace than tap it for a larger bolt
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:43 PM
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The old bit isn't stuck inside the bolt if thats what you mean and I wish I had an EDM lol.. what type of bit would you recommend then? do they make the pilot bits or whatever theyre called that small? I'm using a 5/64 bit or what ever that small a** bit is
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I'd buy a new yoke
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:08 AM
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I'd buy a new yoke
I didn't even think of that i got so wrapped up in that mess of tryin to get that thing out.... I'm gonna go price some yokes. thanks:thumbup:

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Old 07-06-2013, 02:33 PM
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As much as I like a challenge there is just sometimes when you need to bite the bullet.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:46 PM
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As much as I like a challenge there is just sometimes when you need to bite the bullet.
Agreed. Finding a yoke is harder than you think. I talked to a dealership and the parts people told me I had to get a new drive shaft which makes NO sense. I implied they had no idea what they were talkin about so now I'm gonna have to wait till Monday to get ahold of another dealership in the area since no auto parts stores seem to have the ability to order one. Wild goose chase......
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:53 PM
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Give this number a call. (800) 511-6264 Ask for Jason. He is the master of u joints. He could probably find what you need. I think he's from Ohio. He ships pretty quick.
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Pics maybe be able to figure something out
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:49 PM
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Is the bolt big enough to weld a smaller diameter bolt to it then wrench it out? I've even welded a thin jamb nut through the hole to a bolt that broke off and was able to get it out...the heat from welding helps loosen it too.
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