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Ford E350 Van: Hey I have a 1994 ford e350 Van and I was changing

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Hey I have a 1994 ford e350 Van and I was changing the water pump and two of the Bolts broke wat should I do? Aside from take it to a shop I would like to do it myself
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.
Hello I will help you with your question, What engine do you have in this van?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes really a box truck.
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.
What engine do you have in this van?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's a 5.8
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.
Thank you have you removed the rest of the bolts and the pump yet?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes I already removed the water pump.
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.
So are the bolts flush with the engine or is there some left sticking out?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There is sum left out like a inch. Only the heads broke off. I was told I have to memoir the timing cover and and I remove it I have to replace it. Is that true? Am doing it myself.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There is sum left out like a inch. Only the heads broke off. I was told I have to remove the timing cover and when I remove it I have to replace it. Is that true? Am doing it myself.
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.
Good, then you will be able to remove these. Spray a little PB Blaster on each bolt and grip it with a good pair of vise grips then work the bolt back and forth. 99% of the time you can just turn the bolt out and install ALL new ones. Match them up at a hardware aisle, full thread or partial thread bolts are OK. Let me know how I can help Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do I have to replace the timing cover.
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.
No, as I posted above 99% of the time you can just grip the bolts and turn them out leaving the threads intact. It is electrolysis between the pump housing and the bolt that rots the shank of the bolt so they break when you go to change out the pump. Use some PB Blaster on the bolt and they should come out. All you have to replace is the bolts to install the new pump. Let me know how I can help Thank you