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Distributor Cap Bolts

Discussion in 'Tech Archive (No Posting)' started by tyler23, Apr 21, 2008.



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  1. tyler23

    tyler23 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I'm new to the forum and just bought a 99 civic ex. I found this website while searching for help. Awesome site. Ne ways my questions is I broke 2 distributor cap bolts right in half. The cap is no loose and the thread part that broke is stuck. Will a shop or the dealer be able to punch or drill it out? how much will that cost.

    Thank you
     
  2. Solid_Snake

    Solid_Snake Te mato con mi VTEC Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    A shop should be able to drill it out. Dont go to the dealer, they will overcharge you
     
  3. cheezeonmakneez

    cheezeonmakneez love unicorns Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    lol I would just cut the cap where the bolts are and slip it over the broken bolts, then remove the bolts. Good luck getting a drill in there.
     
  4. tyler23

    tyler23 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    lol thanks for the reply. i will go to midas or something. thats the problem the bolts are off. it's the thread half that is stuck. Since it's missing 2 bolts evertime the cars stops the engine dies.
     
  5. whiteEJ8t

    whiteEJ8t New Member 5+ Year Member

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    hey, did you ever get those bolts out? i have the same problem & cannot find anything to get them out. . . i have 2 broken & i know if i try the 3rd it will break as well. . . let me know what you did to get them out.

    sme guy on another board said her just used silicone to seal it up nice. . . i would kinda worry about that. .
     


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