Go Back   Ford Mustang Forums > Mustang > 4.6 Mustang > 4.6L Tech

Welcome to our Mustang forums where Mustangers come together to hang out, discuss and enjoy their favorite Mustang hobby with fellow Mustang enthusiasts. We invite everyone to read, post, and enjoy our Mustang forum as well as the many other sections of our site.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest. By joining our community you gain access to post topics, communicate with members, upload your photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and free so why wait, join our Mustang community today! If you have any problems with registration or your account login, please contact support.


Reply   Post New Thread
Unread 12-07-2009   #1 (permalink)
Shadows Stall is offline Apprentice

4.6L Member


Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 141 Threads: 53
 Shadows Stall's Country Flag  View Shadows Stall's 10 photos
Beacon Falls   Connecticut
Shadows Stall is on a distinguished road
Exclamation 2000 Mustang GT Coil Bolt Stripped. Help!

Today I removed my coils (COPS) from my mustang to replace the boots and springs. I took them off to see how bad they were and then put them back on and drove to auto parts store to get new ones. Once I got home I went to take them back out noticing that two of the bolts just keep turning and won't come on (the bolt that holds the coil itself) It just keeps spinning and doesn't loosen what so ever. I tried pulling up on the coil and turning the bolt and nothing worked. I am sure lots of people have had this happen before so please let me know what everyone else did to solve this problem. Thanks again - Mike
Shadows Stall is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Unread 12-07-2009   #2 (permalink)
sillyrabbit0420 is offline Top Dog

4.6L Member


Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,712 Threads: 83
 sillyrabbit0420's Country Flag  View sillyrabbit0420's 4 photos
Colorado Springs   Colorado
sillyrabbit0420 is on a distinguished road
Default

Suckfest...I've never had that happen. Did you over-torque them when you reinstalled the COPs?

Cut 1/4 of a stick of C4 plastic explosive. That should be enough for this problem.
Construct an initiating system with time fuze, detonation cord, and blasting caps.
Attach the charge and initiating system to the offending COPs, ensuring good charge to surface contact.
Closing the hood is optional. I'd close it because it'll look really cool when it flies off.
Ignite your time fuze using a fuze ignitor, or some type of flame to the time fuze.
Find a good place to hide with overhead cover if possible, but stick your hand up, around, or over the barrier to make sure you get it all on camera.

No more stripped threads!!!
sillyrabbit0420 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-07-2009   #3 (permalink)
jmann is offline PONY Member

4.6L Member
S197 Member


Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 655 Threads: 24
 jmann's Country Flag  View jmann's 43 photos
Garland   Utah
jmann is on a distinguished road
Default

I laughed my a$$ off. I dont think i will call you to help with a tune up. lol.
__________________
Life is not just a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: WOW.... WHAT A RIDE!!!




American Racing type 69 wheels: 18x9 front, 18x10s rear.
Toyo 255x45x18 front tires, Pirelli 295x35x18 rear.
SLP Loud Mouth One exhaust.
Tons more check out my profile...

:shiny:
jmann is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-08-2009   #4 (permalink)
gostriderblack is offline Made Member

4.6L Member


Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,847 Threads: 33
 gostriderblack's Country Flag  View gostriderblack's 7 photos
Longmont   Colorado
gostriderblack is on a distinguished road
Default

rabbit o my god that was so funny.:kooky::kooky::kooky:
um really try prying bolt up as you losen it
__________________
cams, and all basic bolt ons, arizen seats, cowl hood, and now my buckets got a hole in it (meaning im broke) but when i fix it ill have gears and some trany work
gostriderblack is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-08-2009   #5 (permalink)
Shadows Stall is offline Apprentice

4.6L Member


Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 141 Threads: 53
 Shadows Stall's Country Flag  View Shadows Stall's 10 photos
Beacon Falls   Connecticut
Shadows Stall is on a distinguished road
Default

Seriously this thread isn't posted for b/s it's a serious question. Thanks for futher help. -Mike-
Shadows Stall is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-08-2009   #6 (permalink)
gostriderblack is offline Made Member

4.6L Member


Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,847 Threads: 33
 gostriderblack's Country Flag  View gostriderblack's 7 photos
Longmont   Colorado
gostriderblack is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadows Stall View Post
Seriously this thread isn't posted for b/s it's a serious question. Thanks for futher help. -Mike-
yo i was serious, try and take a screw driver put it under the lip of the bolt pry up and take ur socket and try to lossen it. ive done that before and it worked. you might need to drill and tap a new hole
__________________
cams, and all basic bolt ons, arizen seats, cowl hood, and now my buckets got a hole in it (meaning im broke) but when i fix it ill have gears and some trany work

Last edited by gostriderblack; 12-08-2009 at 02:09 PM. Reason: spelling
gostriderblack is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-08-2009   #7 (permalink)
sillyrabbit0420 is offline Top Dog

4.6L Member


Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,712 Threads: 83
 sillyrabbit0420's Country Flag  View sillyrabbit0420's 4 photos
Colorado Springs   Colorado
sillyrabbit0420 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gostriderblack View Post
yo i was serious, try and take a screw driver put it under the lip of the bolt pry up and take ur socket and try to lossen it. ive done that before and it worked. you might need to drill and tap a new hole
Damn...I don't take a whole lot of things too seriously, though. I could be serious and say: It's a tiny little bolt on a coil. Use some ingeniuity and get it off, and next time don't strip them.

Good luck!
sillyrabbit0420 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-08-2009   #8 (permalink)
racin366 is offline SHELBY GT 350 Member

4.6L Member


Joined: May 2008
Posts: 5,341 Threads: 50
 racin366's Country Flag
Pompano Beach   Florida
racin366 is on a distinguished road
Default

Sounds like you overtightened it WAY too much and stripped the part it seats into, likely, getting the bolt out is only the beginning of the problem, you may have to repair the threads. Try using a screwdriver under the lip as ghostrider said, if that doesn't work you can try some needle nodes vicegrips. And like above, next time don't go gorillaing things down, my old roomate from college did that with every fastener he every came across, that jackhole broke everything from carbs to tv connections, to cabinets. And HE never learned. Mistakes happen, but in future, remember that tiny fasteners like that one are usaually tightened to INCH POUNDS.
__________________
The artist formerly known as SteedaMatt.
racin366 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-09-2009   #9 (permalink)
Shadows Stall is offline Apprentice

4.6L Member


Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 141 Threads: 53
 Shadows Stall's Country Flag  View Shadows Stall's 10 photos
Beacon Falls   Connecticut
Shadows Stall is on a distinguished road
Default

i tried prying it up with a screw driver it didn't work. what else can I do :?: Please help people
Shadows Stall is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-09-2009   #10 (permalink)
sillyrabbit0420 is offline Top Dog

4.6L Member


Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,712 Threads: 83
 sillyrabbit0420's Country Flag  View sillyrabbit0420's 4 photos
Colorado Springs   Colorado
sillyrabbit0420 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadows Stall View Post
i tried prying it up with a screw driver it didn't work. what else can I do :?: Please help people
I don't know what types of tools you have to work with, but a Dremel with various attachments is pretty handy. I'd start by taking the Dremel to the top of that bolt and cutting it off so I could remove the COP, and then make an assessment of the situation from there. That bolt threads into a metal fitting that's set in the plastic of your manifold, and it probably stripped out (Obviously). Once the COP is out of the way, you should be able to find a way to jam it up, and remove the rest of the bolt with some vice grips. I can't remember if you're replacing the whole COP or not. If so, then it doesn't matter if you accidentally destroy the COP in the process of dremeling it. As far as fixing the threads...I'm not too sure about how to do that without seeing it. You might be able to reaffix the metal fitting to the plastic with some type of epoxy. I'd use Loctite Marine Epoxy. That sh*t is bullet proof when it dries, and it might hold it as long as you don't over torque it again in the future. Just make sure it's dry before you put your COP back on, or you'll epoxy the COP to the manifold, and that would suck too.
Sometimes being a mechanic as a hobby requires some critical thinking and trying some whacky sh*t. I don't know how many "tools" I've fabricated out of duct tape, coat hangers, string, etc...to help me accomplish some retarded task. Often, you just have to go out and buy more tools for the job. A dremel will come in handy for stupid stripped/broken bolts.

I dunno what the proper torque is for the COPs off the top of my head, but it's a 7mm bolt, and "snug" but not "tight" is ok on it.

If you do the Dremel technique, be sure to isolate the area with rags or paper towels to keep metal filings from getting under the injectors, because dirt and crap likes to hide under there. If you ever have to remove your injectors and the metal filings go into the intake ports, it can spell disaster for your motor.

In short...that's what I'd attempt to do. Someone else might think it's retarded, but I can't think of anything else at the moment.
sillyrabbit0420 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-09-2009   #11 (permalink)
Shadows Stall is offline Apprentice

4.6L Member


Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 141 Threads: 53
 Shadows Stall's Country Flag  View Shadows Stall's 10 photos
Beacon Falls   Connecticut
Shadows Stall is on a distinguished road
Default

I was actually going to do something like that its snowing over here now so I got some time to play with it Thanks for the advice
Shadows Stall is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-09-2009   #12 (permalink)
stlwagon is offline MODERATOR

Classic Member
S197 Member


Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 74,726 Threads: 731
 stlwagon's Country Flag  View stlwagon's 60 photos  View stlwagon's 2 classified ads
Southern   Maryland
stlwagon has much to be proud ofstlwagon has much to be proud ofstlwagon has much to be proud ofstlwagon has much to be proud ofstlwagon has much to be proud ofstlwagon has much to be proud ofstlwagon has much to be proud ofstlwagon has much to be proud ofstlwagon has much to be proud of
Send a message via Yahoo to stlwagon
Default

Agree that the head needs to be cut off. Then remove the COP and see if you can grasp the bolt with a set of pliers to remove it. You might be able to chase those threads with a tap and install the same size bolt. If not, you may have to go up a size.
__________________
1965 Mustang 289 Coupe
2007 Corvette
2003 Ram 3500 4x4 diesel dually
stlwagon is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply   Post New Thread



Thread Tools



Mustang Photos
Mustang Links    Top Sites    RSS    Link To Us    Add to Favorites    Archive    Terms of Use    Site Rules    Privacy    Contact    Sponsors    Advertise   
AllFordMustangs is not affiliated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company. ©Copyright 2002-2011 All Auto Enthusiasts Network

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162