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Thermostat change (Problem)

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (1996-2002)' started by Tyler, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. Aug 26, 2015 at 8:10 PM
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    Tyler

    Tyler [OP] New Member

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    Changing drive belts and thermostat about 10 minutes ago and found this gem. Someone stripped the Alan bolt holding the dynamic tensioner bracket. Which is in the way of the last thermostat mounting bolt. Any ideas?

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  2. Aug 26, 2015 at 8:17 PM
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    Tyler

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    Hammered this guy in there. Trying to find best way to rotate it. Pissed!!

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  3. Aug 26, 2015 at 8:58 PM
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    Tyler

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    I eventually rotated the mount and got to the thermostat bolt. Id like to find the gentlemen who rounded the Alan and throw a wrench at em'. I'll put everything back together but does anyone have any ideas of what's next for when I want replace the stripped bolt? drill it out? never done anything like this before.

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  4. Aug 27, 2015 at 1:02 AM
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    UssMoGn That Vegas Dude

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    Drill it out. Or get a bolt extractor. cheap enought at your local hardware store.
     

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