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Idler pulley just broke off, the half of the bolt is stuck in the engine and there's no room for a drill. 01 eldorado with 113,000 maintained very well, my first and only car that I would like to keep for life but I would prefer not to remove the engine now. I was thinking of finding someone to weld a smaller head on the end of the bolt. Any advice, and can someone tell me how to drop the engine please.
 

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Remove right wheel and splash shields. Should get you access. If not a right angle drill and an easy out.
 

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Yep - remove the fenderwell liner, clear the area and use a proper sized EZ-Out and drill bit to remove the bolt shank. If you mess up the existing bolt hole threads, repair the hole with a HeliCoil.

IF you know a gearhead with a MIG/TIG welder he can do the new bolt head trick. Disconnect the battery and ground the welder close to the work.
 
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