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Old 01-17-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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Default Broken Starter Bolt

Hello folks,

I'm replacing a starter on a friend's 1997 Subaru Outback (engine code: EJ25DAWCYL, trans code: TY752VACCA). The reason the starter needed replacing is that it was attached only by the bottom stud and the housing cracked.

So, I pulled the starter out, and took a look in the top hole with a mirror. I saw a nice smooth hole with a rough (looked cast) backing. So I called the friendly neighborhood Subaru dealer, asked parts guy for the upper starter stud, and learned that it is indeed a BOLT in the top hole, not a stud.

So it appears that sometime in the past, a total jackass sheared off the upper starter bolt WAAAY deep in the bell. This presents a bit of a problem as I have no idea how the heck I am going to get an ez-out in there... let alone a drill...

Anyone ever encountered this one before?
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:31 PM   #2
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That's a bitch. You just might need to drop the tranny to really get it out. Otherwise, JB weld can do wonders...
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