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Old 10-21-2012, 12:53 PM
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Default Thermostat change on a '97 1500

So, yesterday, finally got both front hubs replaced after having the truck sit for about 4 months. I decided that I would change the thermostat out since it's been running warm. So, started out this morning, and everything was moving along smoothly. Too smoothly. Then iI got to the rear bold on the thermostat housing. "Snap"! Bolt broke off nice and clean. Ticked me off real good, and non shops open today either. So, standard practice of trying to do something myself, and it gonna end up costing more than if I just had a shop do it from the start.

Oh, and the wife wasn't to happy about it either. She was looking forward to having her car back from me after four months of no truck. Great beginning of the week.
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Helicoil time, make certain you use the correct drill bit.
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Yeah, I've looked online about removing broken bolts, watched a couple videos on YouTube, and it actually sounds fairly simple enough. But, I don't have any of the required tools (left hand drill bits, torch, etc...), so I'm prolly just gonna have to leave it up to the shop to fix it for me.

If only I had more time during the day, didn't work so much, had more money, and foremost the knowledge and tools for all this, it would definitely make fixing things myself alot easier.
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