Originally Posted by Erockstrobez08
There's a hole in the back of the broken stud on the left not the right. There's just no room to do anything back there lol
The idea of looking in the back was just to see if there were actually threads there versus something else such as splines.
Well... The studs do in fact screw in and out. I used the 2 Nut Method and a little PB to get the other stud out and it worked. Now I'll bring it to home depot and see if I can find the same stud size thickness. Moving right along folks! Thanks everyone! More updates to follow. 🙂
Good news on getting them out! Kudos on using the two nut trick
As for finding replacements, you may need to go to a mom-n-pop hardware store or even a specialty shop such as Fastenal. You want fasteners that are plated (to avoid rusting). Also, the long-and-skinny shape might be a challenge.
You may need to find a bolt of the appropriate length, then cut off the head. Not sure whether to orient the cut end out, or put it in the threaded hole. My first thought was to put a dab of epoxy (eg, JB Weld) in the hole, then screw it in. That would glue it in place as well as seal the cut end of the bolt. But there may be some better reason to flip it around that I haven't thought of yet.
If you can't get your hands on anything that's suitable, you may need to go mail-order. Try www.mcmaster.com
Good luck finishing it. Don't forget to pick up a new throttle body gasket.