I need to replace the idler pulley bolt for a 2001 Saturn SC2 mine was snapped off during the install of a new idler pulley what will I have to do to get whats left of the bolt that's inside the engine tap it out if there is room do do so? Whats is your advice kind people?

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Asked by Jul 04, 2015 at 04:43 PM about the 2001 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Which pulley are you meaning 1pic or 2 pic.

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2

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I can assume you mean 1,and is there enough bolt out of the engine to put vise grips on?

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Hi thanks for the quick reply T s T its pic 1, I have not removed the pulley yet but I dont think there is enough of the bolt left to use vise grips good idea. I guess I should go & try taking it off again but the car runs fine I guess because the idle still has tension on it from the belt? Whats next remove it now & try the vise grips if that's an option or try if I have room to tap it out?

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Try to see is there is enough bolt out of engine to lock vise grips on,would be your best bet,

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Being that close to fire wall,you about cant get drill or any thing to it to tap or ease out,

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And if the idler is still there on car,there is some bolt there.

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Yes I under stand but the 2001 Saturn SC2 has a bearing cradle that the idler pulley rests on & then the bolt mates to the idler then goes inside that protruding cradle thing that the idler bearing rests on & then into the engine so I'm pretty sure that whatevers left of the bolt is inside that cradle but I will remove it & see like you say in a while & get back to you. Thank YOU Happy 4 TH!

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