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Old 11-07-2009, 05:27 PM   #1
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broken bolt in spoiler

so i broke the left spoiler bolt. i cant get it out i have broken several extractors and that ******************** will not come out. the head broke off. and all other ways of getting it out any suggestions on getting it out? hoe much does one of those hydralic pillars cost?
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Old 11-08-2009, 12:42 AM   #2
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also if anyone knows how to disable the spoiler that would be appreciated too
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:16 AM   #3
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so i pulled the fuse. hopefully that will do it. im goin out right now if it flies off then i guess we know the answer...


if anyone has an extra left spoiler piller please let me know.
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:44 AM   #4
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go to home depot or lowes and get something like this
http://www.drillspot.com/products/57913/Recoil_P701_Screw_Extractor_Kit

Or take the pillar off, and take it to a machine shop and they will get the bolt out for you.
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Old 11-08-2009, 04:46 PM   #5
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thats what im going to end up doing in the end. but like i said i have broken 3 extractors trying to get it out. porsche put some loctite in there and well its doing its job. ill just have to price out a pillar or call suncoast
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:49 PM   #6
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What about buying a left handed drill bit? Start to slowly drill it and if it catches it might back it out.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:23 AM   #7
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I think you're looking for part number 12 in the diagram below. It's about $100 bucks for a new replacement:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/PartsLookup/HTML/986_USA_KATALOG/803-07-Frame4.htm
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:38 AM   #8
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i used an extractor like what jhandy suggested and a reverse threaded drill. it actually broke lodging inside the pilot hole make it worse since it is a harder metal than the initial screw lol. its a mess. BUT ill just have a machine shop with a drill press or something bore it out for a slightly bigger bolt. or ill buy a new one i have to call a C n C shop and see what they charge thanks for the help guys
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:40 PM   #9
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+1 for taking it to a machine shop. I know you broke some extractors on it, they may not have been the best quality... A machine shop deals with this kind of thing ALL the time, has good tools, and can probably fix it terribly fast.

My oil drain bolt froze in the pan. As a result the allen head got stripped. I took off the bottom of the pan and even with it out of the car, holes drilled, extractors, hammers, etc. I still could not get the frozen drain bolt free from the oil pan! I took it to a machine shop and honestly they took the pan into their shop and came back with it in 30 seconds and the bolt out. Cost - nothing. I just wished I had gone to them much earlier as I wasted 2 hours on trying to extract the bolt.

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