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Need a good Mechanic in Santa Rosa, CA area

I just bought a 2006 F-350 Dually Flatbed 4x4, 6 speed with 140000 miles on it.
I was on my way back to Southern Oregon and my pulley tension assembly broke off!!!! Both bolts are broken off and threaded parts are stuck in the motor housing.....arrrgh. I have two questions: is it possible to drill out hardened bolts? And who can recommed a good mechanic that knows the 6.0l engine, in Santa Rosa, California? I am stuck here. I don't want to bring it to the Dealership. I am worried they would charge me a lot for such repair. What are my options? Thank you
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Maybe tack weld a nut to the back of the studs left (not much heat at all!) and back it out like a bolt. Just what has worked for me on similar issues...hope you get it worked out!
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i have drilled out hardend bolts and reverse threaded them but it is NOT easy. can't help you on a good mechanic in san jose BUT there is a thread listing trusted mechanicsd in california I will try to find a link but perhaps someone more computer savy than myself can find you a link to it. cant say for sure BUT it is probably a good place to look

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My work is in south sf where we could easily have it done but as far as Santa Rosa can't offer much advice...wish I knew some more people up north. If it was San Jose I'm right next to you and it's no problem! Hope you get it all figured out!
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First of all, thanks for the advice. I had my truck towed to Santa Rosa Diesel and they got the bolts out somehow and put new belts on. A little over a thousand bucks for the repair. Not too cheap, but it could have gotten way more expensive. I have read online that a Ford dealership would have replaced the whole front engine cover. .......big $$$$$$$
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First of all, thanks for the advice. I had my truck towed to Santa Rosa Diesel and they got the bolts out somehow and put new belts on. A little over a thousand bucks for the repair. Not too cheap, but it could have gotten way more expensive. I have read online that a Ford dealership would have replaced the whole front engine cover. .......big $$$$$$$
DAMN glad you got it fixed but....DAMN

at least you are back on the road again

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Yeah, what a shocker. I know, the truck needed some work, but this kind of repair I did not anticipate.
I still have to drive it up to southern Oregon. That is where I live. I just hope the truck will not give me any trouble on my trip back.
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