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10-14-2005, 08:36 AM
ok i went to replace my coolant Temp. Sensor and I got the old one out went to put in the new one and it started to crossthread so I backed it out, but neither one of the sensors will now go back in. I let the engine sit for a long while before I started the work. Please tell me any advice or anything, I am now having to take the day off, that I can't afford. I am overly concerned I just F'd up my engine block. someone? Anything?

10-14-2005, 08:40 AM
are you sure you crossthreaded it... check the threads, what shape are they in?

10-14-2005, 08:42 AM
ot but where are you located in tampa?

10-14-2005, 08:42 AM
Call a local parts store and ask them. Dosent hurt to call. I have no idea, I pay someone else to do any work related to ym motor. Besides oil.

10-14-2005, 08:43 AM
Well the sensor's threads are not terribly bad, the first two are a little more rounded than the rest. The block though looks bad, no threads at first then some in the back.

10-14-2005, 08:43 AM
right next to University Mall

10-14-2005, 08:48 AM
you may have to have the block tapped... which i know nothing about, sry... i suggest having it looked at

10-17-2005, 08:37 AM
1. Don't force something that should start off easy...

How many threads you have left?
3/5 you should be alright..
< that, you are going to need to tap it.

Tap out the old threads...
Hex-coil its like a spring screw stick that in..
Screw in housing.
If you have never done it..
Not Fun..


10-17-2005, 09:33 AM
Helicoil is the spring. and they work great. as long as you can tap the hole!

10-17-2005, 10:13 AM
as long as you can tap the hole!


10-17-2005, 03:12 PM
thank you all, just tapped it, everything ok now. better makes me happy

10-17-2005, 11:34 PM
thank you all, just tapped it
:homo: :homo: