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Stripped C.O.P. bolts, 1999 Mustang GT Convertible

Hey y'all, I have a 1999 GT Convertible that I've cleaned up a lot! Hahaha, I wanted to finish tuning it up and noticed that 4 of the bolts that fasten in the coil-on plugs are STRIPPED!?!?!? I need advice, because it's missing and I FEEL IT... What the hell do I do ??? I know the intake manifold is that composite plastic, and strips easily if you're not smart about tightening them too tight. I bought some NGK iridium plugs, and I need this in my life, hahaha. All shortcuts, or advice about removing and re-threading is SOOOO welcome.. haha

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There was a guy a while ago that had the same problem. Yup, those tiny bolts don't need much torque and it's probably easy to strip them out.

I'd run a search and see if you can find that thread to see how he fixed the problem.

If you can't find it, you're gonna have to cut the heads off those bolts somehow. I'd use a dremel tool, and then see what the damage is to the threads.

It would suck to strip ONE of them out...let alone four.

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Once you get the screw out, fill the stripped out hole with some JB weld, get new screws and they will thread right into the JBweld, work like a charm

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Once you get the screw out, fill the stripped out hole with some JB weld, get new screws and they will thread right into the JBweld, work like a charm
I agree.. I have done this before on a 4.6 but I used some 2 part epoxy. I got a self tapping screw the same size and rethreaded it and it worked perfect. Good luck !!!

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Cool information yall... I'll make a trip to O'Reilly and try that... the hard part is gettin my hands on a gremel tool... LMAO. Well damn, Anyone know a great site to get some staggered 18" Bullits?
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hey no need for a dremel i posted the old forum on this. this is how i get mine out when this happens. tools need are a very sharp flat screwdriver, pair of good pliers and 7 mm sockets and rachet. what you want to do cut threw the coil where the screw holds in down with the flat head, once that is sliced top to bottom using the head of the flat head and good amount of pressure take the flat head and put the head in the slice you made in it and twist the screwdriver to crack that little plastic lip in half. now the coil will come out but you still the the screw stuck with the little fitting on it what you want to do is take your pliers and grab the little gold fitting and hold it tight as you can so it dont spin and take your 7 mm socket and rachet and turn the bolt and you will notice it comes right out.
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also for the billets go to americanmuscle.com
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hey no need for a dremel i posted the old forum on this. this is how i get mine out when this happens. tools need are a very sharp flat screwdriver, pair of good pliers and 7 mm sockets and rachet. what you want to do cut threw the coil where the screw holds in down with the flat head, once that is sliced top to bottom using the head of the flat head and good amount of pressure take the flat head and put the head in the slice you made in it and twist the screwdriver to crack that little plastic lip in half. now the coil will come out but you still the the screw stuck with the little fitting on it what you want to do is take your pliers and grab the little gold fitting and hold it tight as you can so it dont spin and take your 7 mm socket and rachet and turn the bolt and you will notice it comes right out.
I'm having trouble picturing this. Doesn't this destroy the coil?
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yes it does but you need to take them out ne how thats the only way you are going to be able to truly do it without cutting reuseable parts
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Hmmmm... I cut the bolts using a dremel, this was a pain in the ass... I bought 8 brand new matching bolts and did the Jb Weld idea, as it seemed the less invasive... then I replaced my spark plugs... LMAO! there were 3 motorcraft spark plugs, 2 bosch platinums, and 3 ngk in it already lol... now im running 8 ngk iridiums... FTW. it runs like a champ... thanks for the assistance guys
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there were 3 motorcraft spark plugs, 2 bosch platinums, and 3 ngk in it already lol...
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