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Just bought some Ford keys for my 97 Tahoe and when I went to install them I found one of the adjusting bolts bent nearly 90* toward the rear of the truck. Guess its cause its stock and seems like I drag on a coke bottle in the middle of the road. In anycase... whats the size of this bolt so I can go purchase one before I start taking my DD apart, down time is important here.
 

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I would strongly recomend getting another bolt from your dealer. I broke mine in half and temporarily replaced it with a grade 8 bolt of the same size. Only problem is the bolt i used was threaded all the way to the end and it caused all kinds of problems. It ended up stripping the block that the bolt goes through and i had to order a new block and it was a pita to get all of it out. Just go to the dealership and spend the 5 bucks or so to get the right thing.
 

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BLK99Z said:
I would strongly recomend getting another bolt from your dealer. I broke mine in half and temporarily replaced it with a grade 8 bolt of the same size. Only problem is the bolt i used was threaded all the way to the end and it caused all kinds of problems. It ended up stripping the block that the bolt goes through and i had to order a new block and it was a pita to get all of it out. Just go to the dealership and spend the 5 bucks or so to get the right thing.
the reason it probably stripped is grade 8 refers to a standard threaded bolt, and those TB indexers are a metric thread. if you put one where the other should go they will strip immediatly. i would go to the dealership as well, that way you get the right bolt, and its the right strength, thread and size.
 

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just find a a chevy likes yours in a parking lot and take his/hers.
I like that idea... boy that would be one sad person though. I guess I will just bend the bolt back as much as I can to get it out, and order one from the dealer tomorrow... thats assuming the Ford keys I am putting in will use the stock Chevy bolt. Is this right?
 

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I like that idea... boy that would be one sad person though. I guess I will just bend the bolt back as much as I can to get it out, and order one from the dealer tomorrow... thats assuming the Ford keys I am putting in will use the stock Chevy bolt. Is this right?
Yeah, the stock bolt will work with the ford keys, I am not sure on the obs, but the nbs is m12 I think, not sure on the length
 
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