My vvt actuator wont come out and bracket broke off.how to remove it now?

My vvt actuator wont come out and bracket broke off.how to remove it now?

(2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT)
chevy trailblazer LTZ.stuck in there.bracket and plug are broken off now and still frozen in engine....HELP PLEASE!!!
What seems to make the problem better or worse? replacing vvt actuator/phaser
How long have you had this problem? broke down for 2 weeks now
Tags: chevrolet, trailblazer ext
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on November 19, 2019

Hopefully you have removed the necessary components to access the vvt solenoid so it can be removed ?

It must be stuck in the cylinder head bore since you’ve broken it while attempting to remove.

2+2 carburetor cleaner sprayed liberally around the remainder of the vvt solenoid then using channel lock pliers to twist it back and forth should free it up so it can be removed.

Repeat this step as needed until it turns inside the cylinder head then it will come out..

Good luck!
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on November 19, 2019

Berkebile 2+2 carb cleaner is highly recommended ... Available at most parts stores.

Use the provided red straw to apply the cleaner - keep twisting solenoid back & forth.

You’ll get the solenoid to come out!!
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on November 19, 2019

Hopefully you have removed the necessary components to access the vvt solenoid so it can be removed ?

It must be stuck in the cylinder head bore since you’ve broken it while attempting to remove.

2+2 carburetor cleaner sprayed liberally around the remainder of the vvt solenoid then using channel lock pliers to twist it back and forth should free it up so it can be removed.

Repeat this step as needed until it turns inside the cylinder head then it will come out..

Good luck!
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on November 19, 2019

Berkebile 2+2 carb cleaner is highly recommended ... Available at most parts stores.

Use the provided red straw to apply the cleaner - keep twisting solenoid back & forth.

You’ll get the solenoid to come out!!

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