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Unread 10-08-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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help!! rethreading hole

I need advice on how to rethread the hole that goes the frame. When installing the hitch one of the bolts will not go in and im pretty sure i will have to rethread. Can anyone tell me what to buy to fix this issue.

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Unread 10-08-2012, 04:28 PM   #2
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tap and die kit from harbor freight. whatever size your hole is, step it up one size and crank out a new thread. Easy breezy covergirl!!!
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Unread 10-09-2012, 09:37 PM   #3
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What ups bubbles? Anyway theste other dude is right on with the tap and die kit. Excellent tool to have. I will add though that there is a good chance that with the addition of a lil drill oil you may be able to use the correct size tap and chase the threads back and forth to clean them up. Id try this first and if it doesnt get em good enough drill it to the next size up and tap it.
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Unread 10-11-2012, 11:33 AM   #4
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Re-tap the threads. Its the best option. Select the tap that is slightly bigger than the original and try to install it. Get a bolt of same size of tap you're going to install. Then lubricate the bolt hole, you're trying to re-thread. Insert the tap in bolt and thread the tap in stripped bolt hole. You will be ready to your hitch with the newer bolt you've purchased.
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Unread 10-11-2012, 03:35 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. Finished it up today
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Unread 10-25-2012, 04:54 PM   #6
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Finish the job off right put some no seize ( like you would with a spark plug) in before you put in the new screw so it doesn't happen again.
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