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    iav had a nightmare whilst lowering my bmw e36 a friend of mine was helping me out at the time we had the wheel off and he was taking one of the bolts off the strut connecting it to the steering knuckle, he snapped the bolt head straight off so the bolt is still inside the knuckle......(bottomm left) i have put the spring on th strut and back in and driving for now... could anyone help me here???
     
     

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    That doesnt make sense what you have put,

    is it the steering arm going onto the hub,

    or the anti roll bar link going onto the shocker?




    I would say dont drive it far, if at all as the bolt could shake loose with vibrations if the head is missing!!
     
     

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    You will have to drill out the centre and use an easy-out mate. If you are careful you may be able to do it with the hub in place. I would remove the hub and do it on a bench if it were mine.

    Something like this:-
    http://www.frost.co.uk/item_Detail.a...0(Set%20of%204)
     
     

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    quite common on fords tbh...the fix there was to drill the whole thing out and use a nut n bolt...that an option here Steve?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    quite common on fords tbh...the fix there was to drill the whole thing out and use a nut n bolt...that an option here Steve?
    Im not 100% but if its through the hub Knuckle there is no room behind it due to the brake disc shield and ABS ring.
    If the worst comes to the worst a second hand complete hub would prob cost less from a breakers than the easy-out set
     
     

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    A tap and die set is usually very useful and some come with easy outs-well worth the investment as you never know when you need to rethread something or remove a headless bolt.I use the one at work all the time.
     
     

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    yes its stuck in the steering knuckle we could not get the hub off the anti roll and wishbone it was just really stuck on with time!! he used the reverse thread toll but that snapped in the bolt aswell lol i had 2 drive back home so just put the strut back on without the bolt. and today the weights frm my wheel 2 balance out snapped off arrghh haha!!
     
     

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    I always "shock" tight bolts. A hard shock usually free's them off nicely. Just applying pressure encourages the head of the bolt to snap

    Plenty of lube never goes amiss either
     
     

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