Exhaust manifold bolt broken at left cylinder head on 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe

I was told by Chevy dealership mechanic it would be $2000 to repair. I cannot hear a rattling from a broken bolt and is this a fair price And how long can I drive with this issue since I do not have $2000 saved yet. What are the suggestions and answers. Confused

by in Seaside, OR on October 03, 2013
1 answer 2 comments
ANSWER by on October 03, 2013
Check around, ask some friends or co-workers about the old school mechanic in the area that can extract this bolt for you!! It can be done and replaced with another. It will probably need a new manifold gasket or even a manifold but 2k is too much!
COMMENT by on October 30, 2013
I did, no such luck. That is why I am trying through this site. Any help would be appreciated
COMMENT by on October 30, 2013
I did, no such luck. That is why I am trying through this site. Any help would be appreciated