I think this has been one of the most requested videos ever. I think if you spend any time at all repairing vehicles, you will eventually run into this problem. There are many different ways of dealing with it and I cover most of those in this video. The focus however, is on drilling and tapping out the broken fastener. Yes, there are other methods that are not demonstrated in this video, and I may make videos specifically on those methods at some point in the future. One method I forgot to mention was welding something onto the broken fastener so that you could turn it out. I meant to mention that, but forgot. For now, I think this will help you if you find yourself dealing with a broken fastener. I wish you luck no matter what method you choose.

Another option mentioned in the comments is left handed drill bits. They also have these with a special remover built into the bit. This is something I haven't used in the past and I don't currently own a set, but many have stated that it is another option for removing broken fasteners. There's a link below to these tools.

Lots of links for you with this one.

Using a Torch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPlndTrPK6A

This is where the engine cam from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EawfCXRxXg


Drill: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/buffalo-tools-ps07215-18-volt-cordless-drill/#oid=1002_1

Angle Drill (pneumatic): http://www.jbtoolsales.com/performance-tool-m649-3-8-heavy-duty-angle-drill/#oid=1002_1

Angle Drill (electric): http://www.jbtoolsales.com/dewalt-dw160v-3-8-vsr-right-angle-drill/#oid=1002_1

Left Handed Drill Bits: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/mountain-55672-5-piece-mountain-left-hand-drill-bit-set/#oid=1002_1

Screw Extractor Set: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/otc-4651-screw-extractor-set/#oid=1002_1

Broken Spark Plug Remover: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/lisle-65600-broken-spark-plug-remover-set-for-ford-triton-5-4l/#oid=1002_1

Bolt gauge: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/370711336405?lpid=82

Tap and Die Set: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/gearwrench-3887-75-piece-tap-and-die-drive-tool-set-sae-metric/#oid=1002_1

Tap sockets: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/irwin-3095001a-adjustable-tap-socket-small/#oid=1002_1

Center punch: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/lisle-30280-automatic-center-punch-5-1-2-long/#oid=1002_1

Drill Bits: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/buffalo-tools-ps07535-titanium-drill-bit-set/#oid=1002_1

Drill bit sharpener: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/drill-doctor-350x-drill-bit-sharpener/#oid=1002_1

Punch set: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/performance-tool-w750-7-pc-chisel-punch-set/#oid=1002_1

Hammer: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/gearwrench-82253-ball-pein-hammer-32-oz-fiberglass/#oid=1002_1

Vice Grips: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/irwin-37-pliers-locking-2pc-10wrench-5wrench/#oid=1002_1

Safety glasses: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/sas-safety-5341-nsx-cricket-safety-glasses-black-frame/#oid=1002_1

Easy outs: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/otc-4651-screw-extractor-set/#oid=1002_1

Easy out drill bits: http://www.zorotools.com/g/00065862/k-G2602731?utm_source=google_shopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Google_Shopping_Feed&kw=%7Bkeyword%7D&gclid=CNPKiea6nrwCFY1cMgodVjwAkw

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