Timing Belt Cover Bolt not going in


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brianbka
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Timing Belt Cover Bolt not going in

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I removed the timing belt covers and a bolt won't go in. It seems the threads are still in tact but they are pretty far back into the hole. They may be stripped but does not appear to be. Is there some type of sleeve that goes into these holes that supplies the threads? Did something fall out or perhaps get pushed back too far for the bolt to catch? Totally confused.


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biker art
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Re: Timing Belt Cover Bolt not going in

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Just pulled my covers today an the bolt hole on the right while facing the engine is recessed the deepest,maybe about 3/8" the one on the left is recessed about 1/4" and the two in the middle about 1/8". If this helps.
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Re: Timing Belt Cover Bolt not going in

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Run a bit of wd40 into the holes and then work the bolt back and forward half a turn at a time until the threads clear... flush a few times with the wd40 or some other lubricant. Make sure you use the right length bolts for the correct holes a well.


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Re: Timing Belt Cover Bolt not going in

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Ye, that bolt is the odd (long one) so I have the right bolt and all tips for the bolt great so nothing going on there. I will try flushing it out and see if that works. I don't like forcing things especially screw/bolts on the engine. Thanks.


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