So Friday I changed the tranny and oil fluid & filters... everything went smooth, less the fact that one of the bracket bolts broke off when I was removing them from the tranny pan. So now I have 5 good bolts/brackets, and 1/2 a bolt in the tranny with no way to remove it.
Ideas on getting the thing out? I have a new bracket & bolt coming, but of course need to remove the old one before I can put it on.
I'm thinking I could use my dremel to go through the center of the bolt and then coax it out with... umm, something? The dealer said they have easy out tools, but of course it's something that they'd do then charged whatever time it took x going rate (and of course the initial inspection, service charges, etc
) - so that would hardly be worth the stress and $$$.
Another idea is to just drill straight through using a bit slightly smaller than the bolt, then just re-tapping it(I have a feeling the bolt may have been cross-threaded... hence the reason it was stuck and broke.)
Needless to say I'm saddened that this has happened - luckily with the other 5 brackets the pan doesn't leak, but I want to have all 6 like there should be.