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Old 01-23-2021, 02:56 PM
 
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I have a 2013 Hyundai Elantra Gt that I was trying to change the spark plugs on. As I was loosening the bolt that holds the ignition coil the bolt broke leaving part of the bolt in the head someone suggested as a temporary fix to use a high temperature silicone to keep the coil from moving is this a bad idea. As with many others now money is tight, but I will be getting a bonus in Feb and hoping I can avoid any big expenses before that.
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Old 01-23-2021, 03:19 PM
 
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I have a 2013 Hyundai Elantra Gt that I was trying to change the spark plugs on. As I was loosening the bolt that holds the ignition coil the bolt broke leaving part of the bolt in the head someone suggested as a temporary fix to use a high temperature silicone to keep the coil from moving is this a bad idea. As with many others now money is tight, but I will be getting a bonus in Feb and hoping I can avoid any big expenses before that.
If it works it will work for a little while. It is not a permanent repair and it may lead to bigger problems down the road. But sometimes you have to do what you have to do to make it.
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Old 01-23-2021, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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And this is why dealer only for me, it would be up to them to fix it the right way.
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Old 01-23-2021, 03:32 PM
 
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And this is why dealer only for me, it would be up to them to fix it the right way.
I don't think the O.P. can afford the dealership repairs.
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Old 01-23-2021, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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That sounds like a pretty good idea.....it should not take too much to hold that coil in place.

Just do not make a big mess with the silicone, it will be a pain when you
go to properly repair things.
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Old 01-23-2021, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Paradise CA, that place on fire
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I would soak it with WD40 for a day or two, spraying on the bolt at least three times a day. Then a heat gun, use it carefully. Out comes the wise grip if there is enough meat to get hold of the remains. There are other tools available. If you can afford it, a good machine shop can get it out in 15 minutes. I assume the bolt is a 6 or 8 mm bolt, not like the bolts you find on suspension parts - meaning it should be an easy job to remove. When you put it back use some grease on the threads.
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Old 01-23-2021, 09:02 PM
 
Location: TX
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Why not to try drill it out? a little money on tools will be requires.
You can find many YouTube videos on how to do it.
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Old 01-24-2021, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Paradise CA, that place on fire
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Why not to try drill it out? a little money on tools will be requires.
You can find many YouTube videos on how to do it.
The problem with drilling, if done by someone without the skill and experience, is that you could damage the intake manifold or the cyl. head - I'm not sure where are the coils attached. So you go from a $ 80 repair to an $ 800 repair, or more. I'd ask a machine shop to do it for me.

Amazon has bolt and stud retractor tools for under $ 30. It's worth trying.
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Old 01-25-2021, 08:38 AM
 
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I'd ask a machine shop to do it for me.
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This is the correct answer. Go to a mechanic shop and get fixed properly. Lesson learned.
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