I broke the bolt off in the idler tension pulley

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  • 1996 OLDSMOBILE 88
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I broke the bolt off in the idler tension pulley. What's the best way to remove the broken bolt, dill out with a drill bit? Please advise.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 AT 12:41 AM

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Tiny
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Drill a hole in the center of the broken bolt. Then use an easy out to remove the old bolt. If you try to remove the entire bolt with a drill, you will end up taking out the threads and having to retap the hole.

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 AT 12:58 AM

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