Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 129000 miles
129K miles on 1998 Ford Taurus 3.0L OHV. I am replacing one piston and the connector rod. One cylinder head bolt hole is stripped out. I want to retap the hole without pulling the motor. I can use the Heli-coil kits or their equivalent for this if I knew which size to get. I don't want to guess, and can't find much info about the bolt. It is a new Ford Genuine Part from the dealer, part number F2DZ-6065-A. A local machine shop measured the diameter and pitch of the old bolt and came up with 10.5 x 1.50.
A place that sells bolts and fasteners measured the same bolt and said it was 12.0 x 1.75.
Can you help?
Also, what about the new bolts I have put in already - have executed the first torque, but not the reverse and retorque step. Can I still use them?
I cannot proceed without more information. Thank you so much.
Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 AT 2:40 PM