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post #1 of 19 Old 07-15-2020, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Missing bolt

I just bought my 01 tj and I'm missing the bolt on the transmission directly across from the oil drain plug. I'm admittedly terminology deficient. I would load a picture but I haven't figured that out yet.

Can someone tell me what size it is and where to get a replacement please?

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post #2 of 19 Old 07-15-2020, 04:17 PM
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pretty much need more info / photo of where it goes

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It'd also help if you would fill out your vehicle profile so we knew what transmission we're talking about.

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I can't post pics yet. I added a pic to my gallery of the bolt. I don't know which transmission I've got. Think it's a n nv3550.

Pic is not my jeep.
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The bolt shown in your gallery is one of the clutch dust cover plate to bellhousing bolts. Those come in two sizes, so it'll either be an M8x2.12x16 or an M12x1.75x50. If the one missing is the very bottom one circled in the picture, that's the M8 bolt.

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Of course, it's a discontinued part. Any idea where to find one? Google is pretty empty...
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For all of your fastener needs:


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https://www.mcmaster.com/screws/hex-...hread-size~m8/

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A quick internet search turned up this bolt which seems to match the size and thread pitch: https://www.gmpartsgiant.com/parts/g...-11508154.html

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your local hardware store should have them

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M8x2.12 is not a common thread pitch that you're likely to find in a hardware store. Normally you'll only find M8x1.0 or M8x1.25 bolts.

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It's a discontinued part from Chrysler. After further research, the GM part is self tapping. Next call will be to a salvage yard. Do I even need it? Uhg?
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Maybe I'm off-base here, but since there's nothing life/death about this bolt, plus the bell housing being aluminum, and the hole is a through-hole, how bout running the closest tap though there and appropriate size bolt.

Sure beats running all over town, mail order, and junk yard.

Edit, I just realized I typed mail order, I guess I'm old.

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Maybe I'm off-base here, but since there's nothing life/death about this bolt, plus the bell housing being aluminum, and the hole is a through-hole, how bout running the closest tap though there and appropriate size bolt.

Sure beats running all over town, mail order, and junk yard.

Edit, I just realized I typed mail order, I guess I'm old.
How many box tops are needed plus postage and handling?
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Maybe I'm off-base here, but since there's nothing life/death about this bolt, plus the bell housing being aluminum, and the hole is a through-hole, how bout running the closest tap though there and appropriate size bolt.

Sure beats running all over town, mail order, and junk yard.

Edit, I just realized I typed mail order, I guess I'm old.
It's not a through-hole. The two on either side are, but the lower one isn't. Threads into the housing. I agree, not sure how important it is, but I am seeing a seep of fluid from that spot. I've cleaned everything I can reach to determine if it's the rear main seal, which is my suspicion.
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