Help bolt for lift broke!

OhBuRn

New Member
Jul 22, 2020
3
Hey fellow pop up campers, I need your help.

I have a 2007 flagstaff 620st and I thought it would be a great idea to get my drill and crank up pop up instead of draining the battery. Now to do this manually would take forever and so I got my 7/16th bolt and started cranking it up. Unfortunately battery died and I changed out and when I reconnected it torqued the head of the bolt right off. Now all I have is the power winch.

Has anyone changed this out before? Is it hard and what do I need?

Thanks!
 

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Toxictom

Member
Aug 18, 2016
77
You need a tool with left hand threads called an E-Z out. They can be found at any auto parts store. You just drill a hole in the broken piece then use the E-Z to remove the bolt. I've had good luck using them on all different sizes of broken bolts.
 

WrkrBee

Super Active Member
May 23, 2018
6,544
South Carolina
You need a tool with left hand threads called an E-Z out. They can be found at any auto parts store. You just drill a hole in the broken piece then use the E-Z to remove the bolt. I've had good luck using them on all different sizes of broken bolts.
Use a left hand drill bit to drill the hole. Make sure the hole is centered in the bolt. If you get off center and get the hole in the outside threads, it could break the E-Z out before it comes out. But, if you are lucky, the drill will back the bolt out without having to use the E-Z out.
 

OhBuRn

New Member
Jul 22, 2020
3
And then I just install a new bolt? Won't the bolt be like lock tight in place? How do I get the bolt from moving everything or raising the roof? Any ideas and new bolt?
 

WrkrBee

Super Active Member
May 23, 2018
6,544
South Carolina
And then I just install a new bolt? Won't the bolt be like lock tight in place? How do I get the bolt from moving everything or raising the roof? Any ideas and new bolt?
I'm not familiar with that assembly and the actual function of the bolt. One thing needed is to clean the grease out of the assembly, before drilling. You don't want metal chips in the grease. You may be able to clamp or jam the gear to keep it from turning and moving the roof.
 




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