So while disassembling my engine to replace a leaking gasket I must have used my amazing Thor like strength to break the mount that Holds my AC Compressor up. Before I noticed it I was trying to reassemble the engine. The two bolts that go into the Head were not lining up. I had left the lower bolt that goes at the point near the timing chain connected as a pivot. So while reassembling I saw that it was broken. Right now its got JB Weld on it and letting it harden over night. But just in case that isn't the problem, or it doesn't solve it, has anyone ever had this problem or know of a fix? Only option I got in my head is to choose to leave a bolt off.
If I understand correctly, you have a bolt broken in the head. If so, then JB weld is not the fix, nor leaving the bolt off. You'll need to have the broken piece removed and replaced with a new bolt. Typically, removing the old piece should not be hard with a good center drilled hole and the right size extractor. If you are not good at these things, seek some help. Perhaps, taking a picture and posting it here will help you get your resolution faster.
Chris "Cap'n Nemo" Nelms
1989 yj 4cyl (sold) 1989 Xj 292,000 (rust, death wobble expired) 1993 xj 176,000 (rust, death wobble expired) 2001 xj 101,000 (engine, some rust, sold needing engine)
Sorry for confusion. Bolt did break it's out. The actuall bracket that holds the AC compressor in which had a total of 4 bolts mounted to engine and one to alternator. The bottom hidden one is where it broke when I pushed it over.
If bolt broke and broken end is removed you would think all you need is a new not broken bolt unless bolt hole was significantly damaged in extraction
If end still there and needs extracted drill plus extractor is best and pb blaster or Kroil will not hurt anything
That is assuming you can get in position to drill
Another little trick that sometimes simplifies is to get a left had drill bit of proper size for extractor and drill with drill in reverse this sometimes leads to broken end coming out during drilling ( harbor freight sells a small set of left hand drill bits)
In any case be careful if you must drill broken end as if you get off center and drill into actual threads situation is much worse so center punch and alight drill properly
Also if drill bit tip brakes of inside bolt end situation is much worse
Bolts not broken. It's the actual bottom mount for the AC compressor. I broke the mount when pushing it over. JB weld didn't hold it over night. I think there is enough to where I can put old bolt in and it will be secure enough.
Is it the same mount as the 4.0 for the 2.5? If so I may have one.
EDIT:Never mind, stupid question it wouldnt be the same.
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