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post #5 of (permalink) Old 06-13-2014
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Originally Posted by enjracing View Post
i was almost done installing my MMD hood struts, when i over tightened the fender bolt (didn't seem like i put that much torque on it at all?) and the head of it snapped off. there isn't enough room with the hood on to get a drill in there, so the hoods going to have to come off. do you guys think the bolt will easily spin itself out with a drill, or is this going to be a nightmare?
Originally Posted by 5.0 Coyote View Post
Why don"t you try a small angle head drill,if that will fit,and I think it should, it will save you the time removing the hood.Sears also sells an easy out bit for problems such as yours,I was a Mechanic for 35 years, things happen,take a deep breath and it will all work out.GOOD LUCK!
I'm sorry to hear about the issue you're having. Sounds like 5.0 Coyote has pointed you in the right direction. This is exactly what I would try to do before taking the hood and or fender lining off the car.

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