I have a 99 Cadillac deville. The serpentine belt pulley was recently replaced. The previous one broke at the block. I used an easy out to successfully remove the bolt. I checked the pulley a couple days later and noticed it was loose. I removed the pulley and the block side was stripped out. The helicoil inserts I found were too short. Do you have any suggestions?
Have you tried something called a timesert?They use them at the dealer to repair the threads when there damaged.
July, 16, 2012 AT 4:47 AM
I was under the impression they are only for head bolts.
July, 16, 2012 AT 4:55 AM
No they have all different sizes they even make a caddy timesert kit.I had a timesert kit at the saturn dealer I worked at had all different sizes.A timesert is a perment thread repair that is better and strong then the helicoil repair. What size is the threads your trying to repair?
July, 16, 2012 AT 4:58 AM
I believe the size is 10Mx 1.5
July, 16, 2012 AT 5:31 AM
They have timesert engine and transmission thread repair kits. There not just for head bolts they have spark plug ones and just general thread repair.I found one your size with a 30mm length. Is that deep enough for you?
July, 16, 2012 AT 5:36 AM
Yes. Thanks for all the helpful info!
July, 16, 2012 AT 5:43 AM
Your welcome anytime look on ebay they have tons of timeserts you might be able to get a whole kit for the price of just that one size kit. Let me know how you make out.