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I have a bolt and nut set which is used to remove suspension bushings. I put a lot of torque on the nut and the bolt is slightly bent. There is also a slight deformation on the threads, and the nut is getting caught on it and I can't screw it any further. I have tried another nut and in reverse direction and it always gets stuck at the same place.
How can I fix the threads on the bolt?
May 12, 2020 at 11:45
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Replace the bolt, as any die used to chase the threads will weaken or reduce them further.
When replacing find a bolt of a larger diameter if possible and a coarser thread which will be stronger. Also find a bolt that is hardened as that will also be stronger.
May 12, 2020 at 11:52
Solar Mike Solar Mike
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get you a Tap and Die Set they work great
May 15, 2020 at 3:01
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