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Stripped tranny pan bolt fix

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ascuro, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. ascuro

    ascuro Registered Member

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    Stripped out one of my tranny pan bolt holes yesterday, and was wondering what the best way to fix it would be...gonna try to re-tap it tomorrow, but it feels pretty far gone. I'm guessing one of those thread repair inserts is my best bet? (only other alternative I could think of was to pack some JB weld in the hole and re-drill and tap it ;) )
     
  2. francis

    francis Registered Member

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    well what I would do is, take a cotter pin or piece of wire, put it in the hole and screw the bolt in. works great I do it all the time
     
  3. fabjunkie

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    A Heli-Coil is what you're looking for. Just drill out and tap it to the size it says for the insert, and you're ready to rock. Screw the insert into the new oversized hole and the bolt will then thread into the insert.

    Sometimes, if it's not stripped all the way through, you can get a little longer bolt to reach the good threads deeper in the hole.
     
  4. Citizen Rider

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    heli coil is the best way imo.
     

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