Author Topic: 1982 C-30 Z bracket pivot stud HELP  (Read 269 times)

Offline the4esweb

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1982 C-30 Z bracket pivot stud HELP
« on: April 29, 2022, 07:30:30 PM »
Hello all. I have a 1982 Chevy C-30 4 speed manual and the pivot stud on the side of the block broke off flush with the block. Is there an easy way to remove the old stud and replace it without removing the engine?

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Re: 1982 C-30 Z bracket pivot stud HELP
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2022, 02:30:54 PM »
Pivot stud for clutch linkage? If so, unusual to me.

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Re: 1982 C-30 Z bracket pivot stud HELP
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2022, 07:38:45 PM »
If you are not sure you can do it, have a machine shop do it. Even if you need to tow it in!

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Re: 1982 C-30 Z bracket pivot stud HELP
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2022, 11:01:10 PM »
Saturate the broken stud with some PB Blaster or equivalent for several consecutive days.  Center punch the broken remnant as dead center as possible.  Use a 90 lefthand drill motor with ~1/4" LH bit, or substitute one of the specialized broken bolt/stud removers.  If you're lucky, the stud will back right out.
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