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This is a discussion on Rear Seat Bolts Stripped within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem. I've taken out my rear seat probably 10 times to mess ...

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    Rear Seat Bolts Stripped

    I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem. I've taken out my rear seat probably 10 times to mess with my suspension and everytime the bolts get harder and harder to put in. This time I can't even get one of them in because it just spins. Anyone have a good solution?
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    Ive had my back seat out about the same in the past 2 weeks. The only problem I ahve is a shop cross threaded one of my bolts. Other than that, whenever I do it I have no problems. You might have crossthreaded them and now the threads are busted.
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    Yup, sounds like you either over-tightened them, or cross-threaded them. You can try running the proper tap through them, or use helicoils.

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    yea, i think you enjoy removing your rear seat, Dan
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    Ya I figured I cross threaded or stripped them. Just another pain I guess.
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    Might be a good investment to buy a set of thread chasers. I bought a set from the MAC tools guy and it has paid for itself in three months and a dozen bolts/nuts/threads that I have had to cleanup. One was in a caliper on a late evening weekend brake job (trying to earn money for that Cobb AP) that would have cost me had I not been able to clean up the threads on a bolt and threaded side of the caliper housing!


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