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?

1,135

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

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

8 Answers

64,325

Which pulley are you meaning 1pic or 2 pic.

64,325

2

64,325

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

1,135

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?

64,325

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

64,325

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

64,325

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

1,135

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!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

S-Series

Looking for a Used S-Series in your area?

CarGurus has 737 nationwide S-Series listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Saturn S-Series Questions

Saturn S-Series Experts

#1 Alex Nazarian
Alex Nazarian
Reputation 1,500
#2 helpmeplease
helpmeplease
Reputation 1,040
#3 fabian_09_21
fabian_09_21
Reputation 870
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
796 Great Deals out of 85,752 listings starting at $1,100
Used Saturn L-Series
417 listings starting at $1,999
Used Honda Civic
610 Great Deals out of 89,016 listings starting at $999
Used Saturn VUE
47 Great Deals out of 2,042 listings starting at $1,184
Used Volkswagen Jetta
419 Great Deals out of 39,687 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota Corolla
737 Great Deals out of 71,823 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Camry
961 Great Deals out of 89,958 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Impala
556 Great Deals out of 30,772 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Mustang
448 Great Deals out of 45,460 listings starting at $2,700
Used BMW 3 Series
1,008 Great Deals out of 32,537 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Focus
504 Great Deals out of 56,491 listings starting at $1,095

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.