General purpose thread repair kits are available commercially.
Warning: Refer to Safety Glasses Warning in the Preface section.
Note: Refer to the thread repair kit manufacturer's instructions regarding the size of the drill and which tap to use.
Always avoid any buildup of chips. Back out the tap every few turns and remove the chips.
Note: The thread insert should be flush to 1 turn below the surface.
Special Tools and Equipment
Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet Duct Replacement
Preliminary Procedure Remove instrument panel assembly. Refer to Instrument Panel Assembly Replacement. Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet Duct Screw (Qty: 7) Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section. Tighten 2.5 N·m (22 lb in) Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet Duct Floo ...
Front End Upper Tie Bar Replacement
Preliminary Procedure Remove the front bumper fascia. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Replacement Remove the radiator support bracket. Refer to Radiator Support Bracket Replacement Remove the radiator grille reinforcement support. Refer to Radiator Grille Reinforcement Suppor ...
Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the tail lamp pocket as noted from the original panel. Note: Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for welding. Position the tail lamp pocket on the vehicle. Verify the fit of the tail lamp pocket. Clamp ...