My water pump recently had a catastrophic failure. There was no warning that I'm aware of. My daughter had borrowd the car because her's was in an accident. She left our house, drove no more than a mile to go home, heard a terrible noise, turned around and came back. It sounded like somebody had put a dozen bolts in a paint can and was rolling it. The pump bearings were suddenly gone, and the shaft wobbled. It leaked badly.
The van is a 1995 Grand Caravan SE with a 3.3 engine. It has a fairly recent, 3 years?, rebuilt transmission.
The pump came off, once I removed the belt and the tensioner. I'll have to take a look at the tensioner because it has no spring action. I moved it with great difficulty, and it did not spring back.
The pump came off easily, but two bolts broke in the process. The broken bolts are the bottom one, in the 5-6 o'clock position, and another at about the 11 o'clock position. I think the bottom bolt is critical, because of belt tension in an upward direction. The top bolt is not critical, for the same reason.
I was fairly easily able to drill the bolt center with a right angle attachment for the drill and a titanium bit.
The current situation. I'm stuck. My easy out snapped off flush with the surface. The easy out will be very difficult or impossible to drill. It's a small very hard surface in a softer surrounding surface.
So to my question. What are my options now. We want to save the van. It runs well other than the water pump. What is my next step?