: broken bolt in oil pan

08-05-09, 01:29 PM
Is it necessary to remove the engine in order to replace a broken oil pan bolt?

08-05-09, 01:55 PM
What car, what model, what engine ???

Get the car up on a lift.

If you can see the broken bolt shank either flush with the pan rail or up in the hole a tad, you can centerpunch the shank, drill a proper sized hole in the shank, and back it out with an EZ-Out from NAPA or a large hardware store.

08-05-09, 10:44 PM
do you have an oil leak from 1 broken bolt? or why do you want to replace the bolt if it is not leaking? if you cannot reach the bolt to extract it than yes i suppose pulling the motor might be 1 way to fix it. seems rather extreme.